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Alarming cases of unexplained deaths continue to occur in such detention centers. They are a grim pointer to the police’s alleged inhuman behavior against criminal suspects. (…) Our public institutions’ approach sometimes does not work. The police ought to police themselves to rid its reputation of such taints.
Zhao was released from jail having served an eleven-year sentence for murder when his ‘victim’, Zhao Zhenshang, reappeared two weeks ago. In a statement, he admitted his confession had been ‘instructed’ by the police, who had forced him to drink chilli water, deprived him of sleep and repeatedly beat him. He wrote, “it was better to be dead than alive.”