China protester sent to psychiatric hospital: group

From Reuters.com:

A woman who protested against forced evictions in Shanghai, China’s rapidly modernising commercial hub, has been forcibly admitted to a psychiatric hospital, a New York-based rights group said.

Another Chinese who irked the authorities, a man arrested when he tried to mourn purged Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, has lost an appeal against his three-year sentence, said the group, Human Rights in China, in a statement seen on Saturday.

Liu Xinjuan was taken, bound and gagged, to a psychiatric hospital after being detained by police when she met other petitioners on January 16 in a Shanghai park, the report said.

January 21, 2006 11:00 AM
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