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China: Appeal for dissidents detained in March and April 1994

, Index number: ASA 17/017/1994

AI is concerned about the detention of several dissidents in China in recent weeks. Wei Jingsheng, one of China's most famous dissidents, was detained on 1 April 1994 and is reportedly being held incommunicado without charge. His assistant, Tong Yi, is also reported to be under investigation; it is not known where she is being held. Zhou Guoqian, a lawyer, Yuan Hongbing, a law professor and Wang Jiaqi, a law graduate, were arrested in early March 1994. Wang Jiaqi is reported to have escaped but the others remain detained. Professor Xiao Biguang was detained on 12 April.

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