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Topic - Chen Dongsheng
China will stop handing down labor camp sentences this year under a system that allowed police to lock up government critics and other defendants for up to four years without trial, the country's top law enforcement official said Monday.
legislature, the National People's Congress, for approval, Mr. Chen quoted Mr. Meng as saying.
"Meng said the re-education system had played a useful role in the past but conditions had now changed," Mr. Chen told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.