Re-education through labor system will be abolished in China

By | November 15, 2013

Today, the The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist passed a “Decision” in which the long existing and highly controversial “re-education through labor system (laojiao)” is announced to be abolished as part of a major effort to protect human rights.

*The re-education through labor system (laojiao) was created in the mid-1950s as an administrative punishment for minor crimes. The power to impose laojiao on designated offenders without trial has been under the exclusive jurisdiction of the police since its creation.

Re-education through labor system will be abolished in China

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