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CHINA: Torture trial against Communist Party officials opens

Six Communist Party officials are on trial, accused of torturing and killing an official with a state-owned firm. For lawyers and human rights activists, this is watershed to see “whether China wants to become a country ruled by law.”

Beijing – Six Communist Party officials went on trial on Tuesday on charges of torturing a man to death during an internal investigation, bringing out into the open the practice of shuanggui, a form of extra-legal detention imposed on party officials under investigation for disciplinary violations….(…)

AsiaNews, 09/18/2013

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