Authorities ask a petitioner to stand up as he lies on the ground after being stopped from petitioning outside the Great Hall of the People in a file photo from 2013. Photo: Reuters

Forcibly hospitalised petitioner deemed ‘mentally ill’ finally declared well enough for jail

Xu Xue­ling wanted justice for her sister after she was assaulted and no one was held responsible. She was forced into a facility in 2008 and now sentenced to four years in jail

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Authorities ask a petitioner to stand up as he lies on the ground after being stopped from petitioning outside the Great Hall of the People in a file photo from 2013. Photo: Reuters
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