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As a prisoner...Liu Dali would slog through tough days breaking rocks and digging trenches in the open cast coalmines of north-east China. By night, he would slay demons, battle goblins and cast spells.
Liu says he was one of scores of prisoners forced to play online games to build up credits that prison guards would then trade for real money. The 54-year-old...reckons the operation was even more lucrative than the physical labour that prisoners were also forced to do.
Originally posted by nahsik
No but what it seems to be happening is that the prison guards are profiteering on the prisoners. This is pretty much a human rights violation.
Originally posted by confreak
I would prefer the guards being paid using this gaming scheme, rather than using the money of law abiding citizens.
What do you think?
Originally posted by JohnnyTHSeed
I think slavery is wrong no matter how you rationalize it.
Originally posted by HomerinNC
lol I bet half the younger inmates in US prisons would LOVE to play World of Warcraft as part of their sentence
"...I sentence you to 2 years of WoW..."
"cool, can I get started right away? I already got an 85 Death Knight and we got a raid tonifht.."edit on 5/26/2011 by HomerinNC because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ANNED
China has been known to target people with bogus charges just to to fill factories with workers.
Many things that are not even criminal in countries of the west will get you sent to prison in china.