Virtual torture of Chinese prisoners

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  1. helgaleena

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    Chinese prisoners forced into WoW "goldmining" scheme, says detainee | Tech Policy & Law News - Betanews
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    A former prisoner who identified himself as "Liu Dali" said
    that guards forced prisoners to work 12-hour shifts on a procedure commonly referred to as "gold mining." The process essentially requires long hours of playing the game to build up credits, which are then in turn sold for real money.Prisoners did not see any of the money they made for their bosses, he told the publication.
    Liu called the experience "surreal," and said that just like when prisoners fell behind in actual manual labor, the punishment for falling behind virtually was equally severe. "They would make me stand with my hands raised in the air and after I returned to my dormitory they would beat me with plastic pipes," he said of the experience. "We kept playing until we could barely see things."


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