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China ‘eliminating civil society’ by targeting human rights activists

Report details use of torture by Chinese security agencies – including beatings, stress positions and sleep deprivation – to force activists to confess ‘crimes’.
According to (DID) news agency report, quoting from (the Guardian) – China’s human rights situation further deteriorated last year as police systematically tortured activists.

“The Chinese government seems intent on eliminating civil society through a combination of new legislation restricting the funding and operations of NGOs, and the criminalisation of human rights activities as a so-called threat to national security,” Frances Eve, an international researcher, told the Guardian.
“What stands out is the almost institutionalised use of torture to force defenders to confess that their legitimate and peaceful human rights work is somehow a ‘crime’.”

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