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UK News Scots government worker 'blindfolded, tortured and accused of being a traitor' in Chinese jail

12:05  20 november  2019
12:05  20 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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"I was shackled, blindfolded and hooded," the 29-year-old tells me. UK government sources say they The Chinese authorities have not responded to the BBC's request for comment, although state media They were accused of playing a significant role in that year's violent demonstrations - an

The Chinese government has been carrying out these human rights atrocities on innocent citizens He was a student studying chemical technology at the China University of Petroleum who constantly She was detained for four years in Beijing Women’s Jail , where she suffered extreme torture and

a group of people posing for the camera: Simon Cheng Man-Kit meeting First Minister Nicola Sturgeon © Internet Unknown Simon Cheng Man-Kit meeting First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

A says he was tortured after being jailed in China during a business trip.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has demanded a meeting with the Chinese ambassador after Simon Cheng Man-kit claimed he was shackled, blindfolded, hooded and beaten during his 15 days behind bars.

The 29-year-old, who works at the British Embassy in Hong Kong, vanished after crossing into mainland in August.

Officials claimed at the time Mr Cheng was detained for "visiting a prostitute" and had confessed to an "illegal act".

However, during an interview with the BBC he claimed his captors accused him of inciting political unrest in Hong Kong and forced him to sign confessions after being beaten.

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Chinese are attempting to reform their prisons and make them more like those in Singapore. Media coverage of the hide and seek death lead to an investigation of torture and bullying in Chinese The victims have also included minors. In Hunan Province two teenagers jailed for robbery at a juvenile

Some were hardened terrorists, including those accused of plotting the Sept. He said he was beaten repeatedly at a United States military jail in Kandahar and forced to watch soldiers do Mr. Chekkouri is a Sufi, a member of a mystical Islamic sect that has been oppressed by Al Qaeda and others.

a man in a suit standing in front of a building: Simon Cheng Man-Kit was released by Chinese authorities © Daily Record Simon Cheng Man-Kit was released by Chinese authorities

He said his captors "said they work for the secret service and that there are no human rights.

"They would beat the bony parts, like my ankles... or any vulnerable part."

Mr Cheng said the Chinese authorities accused Britain of supporting demonstrations in Hong Kong.

He recalled: "They said I'm a state enemy and I'm a traitor, and also they asked whether the consulate instructed me to mingle with the protest."

He added: "They wanted to know what role the UK had in the Hong Kong protests - they asked what support, money, and equipment we were giving to the protesters.

"I told them I want to make it 100 per cent clear, the UK didn't assign resources or help with the protests."

Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police tortured him

  Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police tortured him Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police tortured himSimon Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen who worked for the British government for almost two years, was detained for 15 days on a trip to mainland China in August.

Torture and the United States includes documented and alleged cases of torture both inside and outside the United States by members of the government , the military, law enforcement agencies

Daily life for Chinese -American immigrants in the 1800s was made difficult by dangerous, low-paying jobs and discrimination from white Americans. Later on, they were recruited to help construct the railway system, during which Chinese workers faced hunger, death, and long working hours.

Unrest in the city state began in the summer with calls to scrap a now-suspended extradition bill, but have now widened to protest against the way Hong Kong is administered by Beijing.

However, after Mr Cheng's release, his family said he suffered 'no external injuries'.

a person holding a sign: Simon Cheng Man Kit was allegedly tortured © Daily Record Simon Cheng Man Kit was allegedly tortured

A statement from the family read: "Thank you for all your concern for Simon, he has returned to Hong Kong safely, and is in the company of consulate staff and friends.

"He has no external injury."

Dominic Raab has said the Government was "shocked and appalled" by Mr Cheng's treatment which he believes "amounts to torture".

He said: "Simon Cheng was a valued member of our team.

"I summoned the Chinese Ambassador to express our outrage at the brutal and disgraceful treatment of Simon, in violation of China's international obligations.

"I have made clear we expect the Chinese authorities to investigate and hold those responsible to account."

a person standing in front of a store: Simon Cheng Man-kit vising the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh © Daily Record Simon Cheng Man-kit vising the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh

Public security authorities in Shenzhen said Simon was released as scheduled after 15 days of administrative detention.

The Scottish Government trade and investment officer was hired locally and did not have a diplomatic passport.

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