A man walks through a former black jail, part of a large-scale system of secret detention centres in Beijing where dissidents are held to prevent them from lodging formal complaints with the central government. Photo: AP

Many freed from Beijing's biggest 'black jail'

Some of those released see the move, on Rule of Law Day, as a sign new leaders intend to curb illegal imprisonment; rights activists doubtful

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A man walks through a former black jail, part of a large-scale system of secret detention centres in Beijing where dissidents are held to prevent them from lodging formal complaints with the central government. Photo: AP
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