Information on the mistreatment of detainees by the Public Security Bureau following the suppression of the pro-democracy movement in June 1989 [CHN13381]

Amnesty International Report 1990 states that
[t]housands of people were arrested throughout China in connection with the [pro-democracy] protests, ... [some of whom] were reportedly severely beaten or tortured by soldiers or police (1990, 66).
According to Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1989,
[r]eports of torture and degrading treatment of persons detained for committing so-called counterrevolutionary crimes have been persistent and consistent. Many Chinese citizens who participated in the [pro-democracy movement] demonstrations suffered beating and other forms of ill-treatment in police efforts to extract information about others who may have been involved in the demonstrations.... As of year's end, there were continuing reliable reports of beatings of political detainees in the Beijing area by security forces (1990, 804).
Additional information on the above subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB.

Amnesty International. 1990. Amnesty International Report 1990. New York: Amnesty International U.S.A.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1989. 1990. U.S. Department of State. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.