Since 1996, torture is against the law in China. Does this make any difference? Not according to UN Envoy Manfred Nowak who revealed last year that torture is widespread after returning from a 2 week visit to China. This is not exactly the environment of choice for peaceful Olympics is it?
BBC: Mr Nowak said torture methods included electric shock batons, cigarette burns, and submersion in pits of water or sewage.
A butcher executed for murder in 1989 was proved innocent when his alleged victim was found alive, while a man was freed after 11 years in jail when his wife, whom he was accused of killing, was also found alive. (more)