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China: Further information on Possible disappearance/fear for safety, Dr Wan Yanhai (m), aged 38

, Index number: ASA 17/048/2002

Dr Wan Yanhai was released on 20 September, reportedly after confessing to "illegally leaking state secrets" and agreeing to cooperate with police in the investigation. He said he was not harmed in detention and was in good health. The HIV/AIDS activist had gone missing around 24 August and was held in custody by the Chinese authorities from 25 August.

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