It seems there’s a market for torture tools such as the spiked baton, a long rod covered with spikes specifically designed to inflict pain. And Chinese companies are the place to get them.

A new report from Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation found there are now more than 130 Chinese companies producing and trading such law-enforcement equipment — some common tools such as tear gas, and some not-so common tools such as electric shock stun batons and weighted leg cuffs. That’s compared to 28 companies in business a decade ago, the report said.

According to the advocacy group, 29 Chinese companies advertise electric stun batons, which inflict electric shocks to sensitive body parts such as the ears, throat and genitals without long-lasting physical evidence. Similar to weighted leg cuffs, one company makes a combination neck handcuff. Spiked batons have allegedly been used by Cambodian police as well as exported to authorities in Nepal and Thailand — and seven Chinese companies advertise them.

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Consumers can buy something similar, advertised as “riot control equipment,” right here.

Amnesty International reported this kind equipment is sold to law enforcement agencies around the world.

“Increasing numbers of Chinese companies are profiting from the trade in tools of torture and repression, fueling human rights abuses across the world,” Patrick Wilcken, security trade and human rights researcher at Amnesty International, said in a news release. “This trade – which causes immense suffering – is flourishing because the Chinese authorities have done nothing to stop companies supplying these sickening devices for export or to prevent policing equipment falling into the hands of known human rights abusers.”

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