Chinese Christian died because of police brutality
An underground Chinese Protestant has died after being beaten in prison, prompting protests against police brutality, according a Hong Kong-based human rights group.
Liu Haitao, 19, was arrested at an underground "home church" in the suburbs of Jiaozuo city, Henan on September 4, 2000 and died on October 16 in the Xiayi County Detention Center, the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said. Due to poor treatment and beatings, Liu came down with a high fever and began vomiting in early October, but police refused to allow him to seek outside medical treatment, the center said. He was in good health when he was detained, it added.
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