Author Information

US State Department

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Human Rights

Keywords

Right to life, protection of life for all individuals, freedom of speech, freedom of movement, protection against torture, access to independent media, non-monitored communications, proper prison conditions, access to fair trials, access to fair justice, due process, presumption of innocent until proven guilty, freedom of assembly, fair treatment, protection from harm, access to legal representation, non-discriminatory treatment from government, protection of minorities

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The main domestic security agencies include the Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of Public Security, and the People’s Armed Police. The People’s Armed Police continue to be under the dual authority of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the Central Military Commission. The People’s Liberation Army is primarily responsible for external security but also has some domestic security responsibilities. Local jurisdictions also frequently use civilian municipal security forces, known as “urban management” officials, to enforce administrative measures. Civilian authorities maintained effective control of the security forces. Members of the security forces committed serious and pervasive abuses. Genocide and crimes against humanity occurred during the year against the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang

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China 20202 Human Rights Report (Includes Hong Kong, Macau and Tibet)

The main domestic security agencies include the Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of Public Security, and the People’s Armed Police. The People’s Armed Police continue to be under the dual authority of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the Central Military Commission. The People’s Liberation Army is primarily responsible for external security but also has some domestic security responsibilities. Local jurisdictions also frequently use civilian municipal security forces, known as “urban management” officials, to enforce administrative measures. Civilian authorities maintained effective control of the security forces. Members of the security forces committed serious and pervasive abuses. Genocide and crimes against humanity occurred during the year against the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang

 
 

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