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We continue to have serious concerns about reports of torture and mistreatment of detainees in China. Criminal justice reform and the rule of law, including torture prevention and treatment of detainees, has been a consistent focus of our human rights engagement with the Chinese authorities, both at ministerial level and in project work on the ground. Our embassy in Beijing has raised these allegations with the Chinese Government. We also highlighted our concerns in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's 2012 Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy, which was published on
The Chinese Government has assured us that organs from executed prisoners will only be used for transplantation with their consent. We will continue to raise our concerns with the Chinese Government bilaterally and alongside international partners, and to urge the Chinese authorities to grant permission for UN Special Procedures independent experts to visit China.