Jan. 11 (AP): The continued use of torture, illegal detention, censorship and other offenses means China has failed to deliver on its first human rights action plan, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
The New York-based rights group evaluated China’s official two-year plan that ended last month. It said China’s government deserves praise for openly publishing a human rights plan, but said its many failures left it “largely a series of unfulfilled promises.”
The report also criticizes China for making “manifestly false statements” to the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2009, such as “There is no censorship in the country,” and “There are no black jails in the country.”
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