Lawyer Huang Sha plans to send the report to the government and to request urgent improvements be made to detention centres. Photo: AFP

Unofficial survey reveals appalling conditions in China’s detention centres

  • Some detainees reported being beaten by guards, going hungry or being deprived of medical treatment
  • Lawyers across the country filled in questionnaires after speaking to their clients, with 90 per cent saying they slept in cramped quarters
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Lawyer Huang Sha plans to send the report to the government and to request urgent improvements be made to detention centres. Photo: AFP
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Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.