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China: Medical letter writing action: Release of Ngawang Choephel

, Index number: ASA 17/006/2002

After sustained campaigning by AI members and others, Ngawang Choephel was finally released on 20 January 2002. He was released for health reasons and has been flown to the United States for medical tests and treatment. He is thought to be suffering from lung and liver illnesses contracted during his time in prison.

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