» 04/09/2010, 00.00
Jailed dissident Hu Jia might have liver cancer
The dissident’s wife said the authorities are refusing to treat him. Hu is well known for his fight for AIDS prevention in China, but prison authorities have refused to abide by the law and allow him to be tested and treated. Human rights groups call on Beijing to release him on medical parole.
Sakharov Prize to Hu Jia angers Beijing, makes activists happy
China’s government slams “award to a jailed criminal”. Human rights activists praise the choice as “a huge encouragement”, urging Beijing to recognise basic human rights “to become a great modern power.”
Beijing denies Hu Jia right to appeal
Judicial authorities have obstructed lawyers attempts to visit the activist, condemned to three and a half years in prison for subversion. Technically ten days after sentencing the right to appeal empire.
Beijing denies Hu Jia medical parole even though he might have liver cancer
Prison authorities tell the dissident’s mother that medical tests do not show signs of liver cancer, but do not provide written evidence. In Hubei, police place man in mental hospital. His illness was complaining about corrupt local officials.
Hu Jia free after more than three years in prison
His wife Zeng Jinyan is afraid he might be placed under house arrest and forced into media silence. His release comes as Wen Jiabao arrives in Europe. In 2008, Hu Jia received the Sakharov Prize.
Fear for the life of 2008 Sakharov Prize winner Hu Jia who is in prison in Beijing
His wife says that during a visit on 14 January, he complained of sharp pain on the left side of his abdomen and felt ill. He has been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver for years, but has been denied proper medical care in prison. A campaign is underway to secure his release on parole for medical reasons.
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