‘Forced confession’ victims urge Chinese TV channels ban

13-Apr-2021 Intellasia | HongKongfp | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Thirteen people who describe themselves as “victims of forced confessions broadcast on Chinese television” are urging European satellite operator Eutelsat to reconsider carrying Chinese channels CGTN and CCTV4.

The letter published by human rights watchdog Safeguard Defenders details a list of violations that the signatories say China is guilty of using to extort confessions from them and “refuse the right to a fair trial”.

“We are asking you… to determine whether television providers in democratic societies ought to continue to be morally complicit in the broadcast of information that is intentionally twisted and obtained through torture,” the group said.

“We are only a dozen victims able to speak out…. Many other victims are in prison. A few have been executed.

“The victims have no way of demanding reparations. The only way to stop this is for television regulators to investigate and take measures,” the group added.

The letter notes Australian public broadcaster SBS stopped using content from Chinese state-run television in March pending a review of human rights concerns.

https://hongkongfp.com/2021/04/12/forced-confession-victims-urge-chinese-tv-channels-ban/

 

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