In this image made from undated video released by China Central Television (CCTV), Peter Dahlin, a Swedish co-founder of a human rights group, speaks on camera in an unknown location. (CCTV via AP Video)
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The European Union should impose sanctions on Chinese state media, a journalism advocacy group said Thursday, denouncing broadcasts and reports of "forced confessions" by detainees.State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) Tuesday aired footage of a dazed and harried Dahlin apologizing to China for his alleged actions.While forced public confessions are an old practice in Communist China, they have experienced a resurgence under President Xi Jinping, who took power in 2012 .At least three Chinese journalists have appeared on state television to give apparent confessions about the harm their work had done to the state.
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