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Prostitutes paraded through streets in China cause debate

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Prostitutes paraded through streets in China cause debate

Postby momopi » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:42 pm

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Prostitutes paraded through streets causes debate, responsible police suspended
July 29th, 2010 by Key | Posted in News | 20 Comments »

Recently, Dongguan Police launched a “Creating safety, Welcoming the Asian Gamesâ€￾ sweeping the yellow movement. (扫黄: [saohuang] sweeping the yellow: cracking down on pornography and prostitution industry) from which, a set of pictures of prostitutes being paraded through the streets stirred up some heated discussions on the Internet. In these photos, two fashionable suspected prostitutes, not only were barefoot, but also were handcuffed and leashed with a long rope, looking like they were identifying the scene.

The local media website reported the news of two men and two women were arrested for prostitution and later confessed their crimes after further investigations. It also released these 3 photos. Then the photos were reposted in a MOP forum post with the title “Shocking photos of police sweeping the yellow, is public humiliation too excessive?â€￾ This post quickly attracted public’s attention. Up till now it had 366,627 views with thousands of comments. Judging from the comments, many netizens think parading suspected prostitutes through the streets for public humiliation was too excessive, and also was a violation of the human rights.

According to Zaobao, Dongguan police’s action was later criticized by the Ministry of Public Security, for harming the suspects’ personal dignity. Ministry of Public Security asked all local public security organs when investigating and dealing with prostitution offenses shall not parade the suspect through the streets. Relevant Dongguan police officers were also held responsible, one of which was suspended for one month. The local police also admitted their mistakes and said they will rectify and reform.

Tags: Crime, dongguan, Human Rights, Law, police, Policy, Prostition, sweeping the yellow

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Just another case of the police playing judges. China does in fact have a fairly set division into the 3 well known categories but it seems as if no one told these morons so they forgot that they are only supposed to execute the law. Also even in China it doesn’t matter if you have confessed and everything. The police still needs for a judge to pass down a ruling before they can treat the suspects as convicted, ergo they are not allowed to parade people around like this.

One might also wonder how many police officers, officials and similar people of power and responsibility have a clean conscience when it comes to prostitution,, “Don’t throw stones,,â€￾
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