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China land activist Yang Chunlin tortured in prison

Posted by radiofreechina on October 9, 2007

China land activist tortured in prison (AP via Yahoo News)

BEIJING – A Chinese land rights activist imprisoned after circulating a petition opposing the Beijing Olympics has been chained for days in the same position and forced to clean up the waste of other inmates, his sister and a rights group said Monday

A released inmate imprisoned with Yang Chunlin told her Yang had been subjected to two types of torture, including one where the prisoner’s arms and legs were stretched and chained to four corners of an iron bed.

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