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Death in Custody Raises Questions About New Anti-Graft Oversight

China this year introduced the National Supervisory Commission, with national and local-level offices, including one (pictured) in Taiyuan in the northern northern province of Shanxi, to bring anti-corruption operations more in line with the law. Photo: VCG
China this year introduced the National Supervisory Commission, with national and local-level offices, including one (pictured) in Taiyuan in the northern northern province of Shanxi, to bring anti-corruption operations more in line with the law. Photo: VCG

The death of a man who was detained by a branch of China’s new anti-corruption regulator is raising questions about transparency and oversight at local levels.

Chen Yong, a former government contract worker, had been held by authorities in Fujian province who were seeking information into a corruption investigation.

But when his family arrived last week to visit him, they were taken to a dimly lit funeral parlor, where, in a morgue refrigerator, they found him dead and “with a disfigured face,” Chen’s sister told Caixin.

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