FILE - In this May 8, 2012 file photo, a petitioner, trying to draw public attention to his case, yells out of a police van window, calling for justice, before he is taken away by the p

 

              FILE - In this May 8, 2012 file photo, a petitioner, trying to draw public attention to his case, yells out of a police van window, calling for justice, before he is taken away by the p
FILE - In this May 8, 2012 file photo, a petitioner, trying to draw public attention to his case, yells out of a police van window, calling for justice, before he is taken away by the police in Beijing, China. Chinese state media said a Beijing court Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, sentenced 10 people to prison for illegally detaining petitioners. It's an apparent blow for attempts by local governments to cover up abuses. The 10 had detained petitioners from central Henan province who traveled to the capital hoping to bring their complaints to the central government. Such petitioners are frequently intercepted by local government agents and detained illegally in shabby hostels known as "black jails." Chinese letters on the vehicle read: public security. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)