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China: Medical action: Zhang Shanguang, teacher and labour activist China

, Index number: ASA 17/003/2003

Zhang Shanguang, former teacher and trade union activist, has reportedly been transferred from Prison Number 1 in Hunan Province to a hospital in Jinshi. His transfer to hospital indicates that Zhang Shanguang's health has deteriorated. He is believed to have tuberculosis and despite being ill, was reportedly forced to do heavy physical work in fetters. Since July 1998, when he was re-arrested, Zhang has reportedly been prevented from taking any medication to treat his tuberculosis infection.

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