Amnesty Blasts China's Torture Tool Industry

September 23, 2014 1:20 AM

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Amnesty Blasts China's Torture Tool Industry

Beijing: Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday.

More than 130 Chinese companies, up from 28 about a decade ago, are now engaged in the development, production and export of law enforcement tools, most of which are legitimate, but many of which are inherently cruel and inhumane, the London-based human rights group said.

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