Human rights organization Safeguard Defenders said Tuesday that China is holding thousands of prisoners in secret prisons, including political dissidents and human rights activists, and using physical and psychological torture to force them to sign confessions.
RDSL stands for Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location. Safeguard Defenders calls it a “system of state-sanctioned kidnapping” and a “legalized form of black jail” enforced with “virtually no judicial oversight.”
According to Locked Up, the RDSL system was created in 2013, the same year Xi Jinping became the president of China. Victims are grabbed by a swarm of