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China: Further Information on fear of torture and ill-treatment/ arbitrary detention

, Index number: ASA 17/018/2006

Human rights defender and legal adviser Chen Guangcheng, who has been under a form of house arrest since September 2005, was detained by police on 11 March along with his cousin, Chen Guangyu, and a local resident, Chen Guangjun. Chen Guangyu's wife, Yuan Weijing, was assaulted by police on the same night. Amnesty International fears that the detained men may be at risk of torture or ill-treatment. Chen Hua, a neighbour and relative of Chen Guangcheng, remains in detention after expressing support for Chen Guangcheng. Local resident Chen Guangchun, is also in detention.

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