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China: Activist detained, family under house arrest

, Index number: ASA 17/014/2011

Ding Fangguan (known as Gu Chuan), 30, a writer and human rights activist, was detained on 19 February. He has been held incommunicado since. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. His wife Li Xinai, 28, and their two children are under illegal house arrest in the family home in Beijing.

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