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China: Chinese pro-democracy writer detained

, Index number: ASA 17/003/2010

Zhao Shiying (better known by his pen name Zhao Dagong), a writer who has called for democratic reform in China, was taken from his home in the city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, by police on 11 January. He is a prisoner of conscience, and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

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