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Former laojiao inmate files for compensation

By ZHAO YINAN | | Updated: 2013-01-29 17:24

A local court in Central China's Hunan province filed a lawsuit on Jan 28 in which a former laojiao inmate who claims she was wrongfully detained has asked for compensation.

Tang Hui, who was sentenced to 18 months in laojiao in Hunan's Yongzhou city last year, has filed a suit against the local laojiao committee, asking for compensation of 2,400 yuan ($380) for the time she spent in the labor camp.

Yongzhou Intermediate People's Court issued a notice to accept the case on Jan 28.

Previously, local laojiao committee had turned down Tang's compensation request, arguing that the laojiao decision was not wrongfully made.

Tang was released within a week after being sentenced in August, as the laojiao committee said her daughter, who was only 17, still needs her mother's care.

Tang was sentenced after she repeatedly and publicly demanding tougher punishment for the people who raped her then 11-year-old daughter and forced her into prostitution.

She also claimed two local police officers, who were also involved in the case, were not convicted.

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