24 Sep '11, 9am

Chinese tourist (mistaken for tourist) seized, beaten up and driven home

BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese tourist in Beijing was dragged from his hotel room, savagely beaten, driven home and dumped unconscious at the roadside after being taken for a petitioner, state media reported on Saturday. Under a system dating from imperial times, Chinese people can petition government authorities at various levels over injustices or unresolved disputes such as illegal land grabs or police misconduct. Millions do so each year, but many complain of official indifference to their concerns and those from the provinces will sometimes travel to Beijing to lodge their grievances with the State Bureau of Letters and Calls. Mr Zhao Zhipei, a tourist from Luoyang in Henan province, was staying in a hotel near the bureau when a group of people barged into his room and dragged him into a van along with three petitioners from his province, Xinhua reported.

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