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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    Mother sent to labour camp has compensation claim rejected

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Court rejects compensation for labour-camp mother A court in Hunan dismissed a compensation claim by a mother who was sent to a labour camp during her ... not inappropriate to put her in a labour camp." The verdict tells people that it's not inappropriate to put her in a labour camp Some journalists complained that they were blocked from accessing ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Women 'chained up and tortured' in labour camp

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 06:05pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Guards hurt inmates with electric rods, made them work long hours for no pay, report says Women 'chained up and tortured' in labour camp A rarely seen report by a Chinese monthly has exposed some of the dark practices of a Liaoning labour camp including torture and inhuman treatment of female prisoners at a time when the government has ...

  3. News - China - COURTS

    Defiant labour-camp mum Tang Hui to appeal verdict against payout

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Defiant petitioner Tang Hui, whose bid for justice for her raped daughter led to her detention, keeps up fight for compensation Labour-camp mum to appeal payout verdict Tang Hui, the mother of a rape victim whose campaign for justice is also seen as a strong call to end the notorious labour camp system, remains defiant and is working on an appeal ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Former labour camp inmate Tang Hui denied compensation

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 04:59pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A court in Hunan has denied compensation to a former labour camp inmate in a what could have been landmark case in Hunan on Friday. Tang Hui had sought damages from the Yongzhou government department that had put her in the camp for infringing on her personal freedom. Last August, Tang was sentenced to 18 months in a labour camp by the local re-education through ...

  5. News - China

    Calls to abolish labour camps are unlikely to be heard by NPC

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... criminals and government critics to forced labour camps for up to four years without trial. Meng Jianzhu, secretary of the Communist Party's Political and Legal Affairs Commission, was quoted ... resident Peng Hong, a former labour camp inmate, said many people left the camps still hating the system and the government. He said many were treated like prisoners and it was hard for them ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Yunnan stops some terms of 're-education through labour' camps

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 01:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Yunnan province has said it will no longer send people to controversial “re-education through labourcamps for three types of political offences, state ... Under China’s re-education through labour system, police are empowered to send people to labour camps for terms of up to four years, leading to widespread rights abuses and use of the camps ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia may build tourist camps on former gulag sites

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:26am by GDN

    ... proposed creating "tourist camps" on the sites of former gulags in a remote region of eastern Siberia. During the 1940s and 1950s, thousands of prisoners worked at forced labour camps ... place on earth. Officials agreed to co-operate in establishing tourist camps on the site of two labour camps, the M56 construction camp and another where the yellow mineral orpiment was mined. ...

  8. News - China - HEILONGJIANG

    Woman gets locked in morgue after labour camp, Beijing petition

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 06:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Like many petitioners who dare to journey to Beijing to seek redress for injustices, Chen Qingxia soon found herself sent to toil in a dingy labour camp. Chen's case took ... through labour” system by the end of the year. New Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has called the practice a “pressing problem” that is “out of touch with the people”. ...

  9. News - China

    Former prisoner welcomes China labour camp reform

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese man who served two years in a hard labour camp for mocking a crime crackdown by disgraced former politician Bo Xilai welcomed proposed changes ... would be made. “The government will push reforms of the system this year,” said the China Daily, without giving details. Most of those condemned to the camps, where they perform manual labour ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    More inhumane stories about China’s labour camps emerge

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:12pm by Amy Li

    ... northern Liaoning province, was sent to a Yingkou labour camp in April. This was after he had presented a written petition to officials in Beijing, voicing his opposition to land seizures in Liaoning. It is believed that Liu is the oldest person in China in recent times to be sent to a labour camp. The 80-year-old was released a week later after suffering a heart attack, his son, Lu ...




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