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  1. Police penalty flouts law: Expert

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Law lecturer Wang Yi cited 're-education through labour'- a widely used penalty administered by police- as an example of how ministry regulations contradict law and the constitution. Under an administrative regulation announced by the State Council in 1957, police can send anyone to a labour re-education facility for as long as three years without going through ...

  2. Critics take shine off boot-camp reforms

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin looks at the debate raging over plans to replace the system of re-education through labour Dissident poet Huang Xiang is something of an expert on detention, having ... in re-education through labour centres, starting when he was 18. 'I did not fall into any of the categories of people who should be sent to labour centres,' said Huang, who was labelled ...

  3. Banks buy into jail-labour firm

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... for big international banks, which often buy shares on behalf of clients. On Saturday, guards at Henan No3 Labour Re-education Camp and the Xuchang County Labour Re-education Camp told the South ... and the China Labour Bulletin. 'Labour re-education camps are for citizens who haven't been given the benefit of a court trial and are under what is regarded by international law as arbitrary ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chongqing offers help to ex-labour camp inmates Chongqing has set up the mainland's first psychological counselling and research centre for former detainees of re-education-through ...

  5. 'I'm still waiting to be treated fairly'

    Posted Dec 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... authorities. The women were talked down, but Ms Wang was later set to a re-education-through-labour camp. The incident that sparked the protest took place in Liaoyang in April 1999, 19 days after she ... in a re-education-through-labour camp. She was released when she became ill. 'The government promised to mediate and I am still waiting to be treated fairly. All I can do is wait.' ...

  6. Henan economic miracle labours under ugly truths

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... but the price of our product hasn't,' Mr Li said. Just a kilometre or two away is the Henan No3 Labour Re-education Camp and, in another part of town, the smaller Henan County Labour Re-education Camp. These are where Rebecca sends its hair to be sorted and braided by inmates before it is turned into finished products. 'The prisoners here just do processing work ...

  7. All Yunnan addicts bound for rehab

    Posted Jun 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... programmes, but they have to pay for their stays in the centres. If they are caught again after being discharged, police can send them to labour re-education centres for up to three years. Li ... numbers. A total of 56,056 addicts were admitted to rehabilitation centres in Yunnan last year, compared with 35,913 in 2003. Just over 6,000 re-offending addicts were sent to re-education centres ...

  8. US attacks China's record on civil rights

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... in the constitution for the first time- and continued progress on legal reform- were welcomed by the report. However, the mainland's 're-education through labour' camps were singled out ... steady progress in improving political, social and economic conditions, he said. The 're-education through labour' camps were a special mainland institution, which had served ...

  9. Suffering under the spotlight

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... of 're-education through labour'- under which people can be sentenced to forced labour without a trial- as well as 'forced re-education of detainees in prisons and pre-trial detention centres ... to cross-examine witnesses and the effective exclusion of evidence extracted through torture. Professor Nowak urged that China allow lawyers, particularly criminal defence lawyers, 'to be more ...

  10. Lawyer who filed suit in oil dispute released

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... for disrupting public order, while the rest would be sent to re-education through labour camps. ... Mr Zhu was detained in May and formally arrested in June. An earlier pledge by officials to release him- on the condition that he would make some concessions to the government- fell through ...




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