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China: Further information on Fear of torture and ill treatment: Yang Maodong (also known as Guo Feixiong) (m)

, Index number: ASA 17/009/2006

Human rights activist Yang Maodong was released from detention in Fuyou police station in Beijing on 9 February and was handed over to police officers from his home city of Guangzhou. The police officers escorted him back to Guangzhou, and he arrived at his home the following day. He was not tortured or ill-treated in detention but was not permitted contact with family and friends. Since his return home, police have kept him under "residential surveillance".

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