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China: Further information on Possible disappearance/fear for safety, Dr Wan Yanhai (m), aged 38

, Index number: ASA 17/048/2002

Dr Wan Yanhai was released on 20 September, reportedly after confessing to "illegally leaking state secrets" and agreeing to cooperate with police in the investigation. He said he was not harmed in detention and was in good health. The HIV/AIDS activist had gone missing around 24 August and was held in custody by the Chinese authorities from 25 August.

PUBLIC AI Index: ASA 17/048/2002
20 September 2002
Further information on UA 273/02 (ASA 17/043/2002, 2 September 2002) and
follow-up (ASA 17/044/2002, 6 September 2002) - Possible disappearance/ Fear
for safety/Incommunicado detention
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINADr Wan Yanhai (m), aged 38
Dr Wan Yanhai was released on 20 September, reportedly after confessing to
“illegally leaking state secrets” and agreeing to cooperate with police in
the investigation. He said he was not harmed in detention and was in good health.
The HIV/AIDS activist had gone missing around 24 August and was held in custody
by the Chinese authorities from 25 August.
Amnesty International will continue to monitor his case closely. No further
action by the Urgent Action network is required at present. Many thanks to
all those who sent appeals on Wan Yanhai’s behalf.

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