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Peng Shuai abducted – freedom only after self-criticism?

Sleep deprivation, beatings, and hours of cross-legged sitting: for 70 days in 2011, human rights lawyer Teng Biao was psychologically and physically tortured by Chinese security forces. For 70 days, the now 48-year-old disappeared from the face of the earth – locked away in a hotel that the police and state security had converted for their own purposes. Family and friends knew nothing of Teng’s whereabouts. His crime: He had tried to take Chinese laws at their word and defend victims of human rights abuses against the state.

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