Petitioners village – where the rule of law ends

Petitioners’ village in Beijing is a den of injustice and inhumanity where petitioners or their relatives are imprisoned, arbitrarily detained or beaten by official and their hired thugs just to buy their silence. In several cases, police have simply arrested people for applying for a protest permit. Many end up in China’s notorious reeducation through labor (laodong jiaoyang or laojiao) system.