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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Authorities reject report on torture at women's labour camp in Liaoning

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... two weeks ago, giving a rare glimpse inside the Masanjia women's labour camp in Liaoning. Headlined Walking Out of Masanjia, the lengthy report accused officers of torturing and using ...   Earlier Yuan said what happened in Masanjia was not an isolated case. He spent the last five years interviewing labour prisoners across the mainland, he said in an interview over a week ago ...

  2. News - China

    Independent filmmaker Du Bin disappears in Beijing

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 01:49pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... had released a documentary on the notorious Masanjia labour camp. The one-hour-long video, banned on the mainland, showed former inmates describing the degrading treatment they endured ... and the failure to provide solid grounds for his arrest suggests this is a reprisal for his success in documenting the torture, humiliation and inhuman and degrading treatment of women at Masanjia labour ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Films document horror of labour camps 50 years ago and today

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... The re-education-through- labour system- introduced in 1955 and known as laojiao- survives to this day. Above the Ghosts' Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labour Camp, also to be premiered today, depicts the cruelty and torture in a present-day women's labour camp as told by recently released inmates. Masanjia, in Liaoning province, is one of more than 300 labour camps on the mainland where ...

  4. News - China

    Independent filmmaker Du Bin released on bail in Beijing

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 08:49am by Patrick Boehler

    ... in Hong Kong. Weeks earlier, he had released a documentary about detainees in the Masanjia women's labour camp in Liaoning province, exposing torture and humiliating treatment of mostly Falun ...

  5. News - China - JUSTICE

    Women 'chained up and tortured' in labour camp

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

    ... former camp officials and former and current prisoners. Masanjia female labour camp, near Shenyang, houses nearly all the female forced-labour prisoners in Liaoning province and is one of over ... revealed the camp had exploited the prisoners as a labour force. Laws stipulate prisoners work not more than six hours a day with no more than two hours of overtime. But Masanjia inmates claimed ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End of China's labour camps won't halt government abuse of power

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 06:57pm by Chang Ping

    ... of a government crackdown on petitioners, protesters and Falun Gong practitioners to "maintain stability". Take, for example, the torture uncovered at Liaoning's Masanjia labour camp. ...



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