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China's sex workers face paying for their incarceration

PUBLISHED December 19, 2013

She was detained for months without charge or trial, forced to labour seven days a week without wages, and made to pay for her incarceration. Pan Li is one of hundreds of thousands who have been held at their own cost, in China's little known detention system for female sex workers and their clients. "It's supposed to be about the 'good management' of people. Actually, it just makes money from prostitutes," she said.

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