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Inside China’s Xinyang Prison: Abuse and Forced Labor

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Inside China’s Xinyang Prison: Abuse and Forced Labor


Xinyang Prison is described as the “worst” prison in China’s Henan Province. A human rights activist shared his father’s story with The Epoch Times, a former inmate who experienced and witnessed various abuses in the prison. Xing Jian is a human rights activist from Henan and currently lives in New Zealand. His father, Xing Wangli, told him that abuse is rampant in Xinyang Prison. “My father looked like an old man when he got out of prison. It was hell,” Xing Jian said. Xing Wangli is a petitioner and a native of Henan. In February 2018, he was sentenced to two years and three months for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a vague charge often used to detain dissidents in China, after he went to a hospital in Beijing for treatment. Petitioners who go to Beijing (for various reasons) are usually arrested and detained by authorities. He spent more than …

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