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China: Human rights defender at risk of torture: Mao Hengfeng (f)

, Index number: ASA 17/019/2010

Chinese human rights defender Mao Hengfeng is at risk of being tortured or otherwise ill-treated in police custody. She is believed to be held incommunicado in Yangpu District police detention centre in the port city of Shanghai. She is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for her work defending women’s reproductive rights and victims of forced evictions, and her support of human rights defenders.

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