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China makes ‘extensive’ use of mental hospitals to punish activists, report says

China makes ‘extensive’ use of mental hospitals to punish activists, report says


Updated 15 minutes ago Published on 17 Aug 2022 14:40



China is a world leader in tying up political opponents, and critics say the practice has intensified under President Xi Jinping, the most hardline ruler in decades. – EPA Photo, 2022 August 17th.

China’s use of mental hospitals to imprison activists without due process is routine, human rights groups say, with doctors and the medical system colluding with authorities to punish dissidents. accused of doing so.

For decades, Beijing authorities have used the country’s mental hospital system, known as Ankang, to punish political prisoners.


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