Tang Jitian and Celia Hatton
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Lawyer: I was tortured by Chinese police

Chinese police are increasingly relying on torture to extract confessions, human rights group Amnesty International has suggested.

It said defence lawyers trying to speak out against the practice were also the frequent target of violent abuse and ill-treatment at the hands of police.

The report was released one week before China's record on torture faces examination by the United Nations.

Celia Hatton spoke to former lawyer Tang Jitian, who described his own experience of torture for the report.

  • 12 Nov 2015
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