Black Jails

Black Jails

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Black jails are a network of extralegal detention centers established by Chinese security forces across the People's Republic of China in recent years. They are used mainly to detain, without trial, petitioners (shangfangzhe), who travel to seek redress for grievances unresolved at the local level. The right to petition was available in ancient China, and was later revived by the communists, with important differences. Black jails have no official or legal status, differentiating them from detention centers, the criminal arrest process, or formal sentencing to jail or labor camps.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136705125
  • 9786136705125