UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Concludes Two-Week Visit to China

Congressional-Executive Commission on China, 22 May 2006

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CECC — Manfred Nowak, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, concluded his two-week visit to China and confirmed allegations that “the practice of torture, though on the decline – particularly in urban areas – remains widespread in China,” according to a December 2 press release available through the Web site of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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