Codifying Illegality? The Case of Jiang Tianyong
But more dangerously, the Chinese police have placed Jiang under "residential surveillance at a designated location," a form of detention that was added to the CPL with the 2012 amendment. In the case of Jiang, this amendment is being used to keep him away from his lawyers and, with his precise whereabouts unknown to the outside world, in a situation where torture while in custody is highly likely. So much for better protecting criminal suspects' rights.
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