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China: Youth Died in Police Station

A eleven years old boy was found dead in a police station in Kaifeng City. He was detained by the police for 8 days for stealing 13 bicycles. His parent found bruises and cigarette burning marks on the dead body. Liu Xiaoyuan pointed out that, whenever criminal suspects were found dead in police station, the official explanation is always “sudden death” (zh). What does “sudden death” mean? A cover-up of truth?

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