China attorney recounts torture under Xi's 'war on law
For Xie Yanyi it was not the physical abuse that was the most difficult to endure - even though his list of the deliberate cruelties inflicted upon him is extended.He was retained in a tension position, crouched on a minimal stool, from 06:00 in the early morning until 22:00 at night.After 15 times like this, he tells me, his legs went numb and he experienced difficulty urinating.At moments he was denied foodstuff and was subjected to gruelling interrogations for "dozens of hours" on conclude.He was crushed.And vidfox was viewed even though he slept, with his guards insisting that he stored the very same sleeping place all evening.But more challenging to bear than all of this, Mr Xie insists, was the time spent in solitary confinement."I was kept by itself in a little room and saw no daylight for half a 12 months. I had nothing to read, nothing to do but to sit on that low stool.""Men and women could go mad in that scenario. I was isolated from the world. This is torture - the isolation is much more distressing than becoming overwhelmed."Despite the fact that extremely hard to confirm, his account tallies with other stories of the suffering endured underneath the so-named "war on law", released for the duration of the Chinese Leader Xi Jinping's first five several years in office.