EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: ASA 17/10/93
12 March 1993
Further information on UA 59/91 (ASA 17/24/91, 18 February 1991) - and follow-up
ASA 17/41/91, 30 May 1991 - Health/Ill Treatment/Legal Concern
People's Republic of China:ZHU Mei (also known as SHA Zhumei)
Amnesty International has received information that Zhu Mei, a 74-year-old
woman who was imprisoned in Shanghai in 1987, was released on parole on 3 April
1992 on medical grounds. Her release came two months before her sentence was
due to expire.
Zhu Mei was arrested at her home on 3 June 1987 and accused of
"counter-revolutionary" offences. Whilst in prison she was reportedly beaten
by prison guards on several occasions for not finishing the work required of
her. After her release she was transferred to a hospital for treatment, and
then returned home on 8 June 1992. Though her health improved in hospital it
is thought that she still has some problems with her legs.
Zhu Mei is still subject to deprivation of her political rights until June
1995 and she is reportedly under surveillance by the public security bureau
No further action is required from the Urgent Action network. Thank you to
all those who sent appeals.