China Rejects Medical Parole for Jailed Activist: Wife

Imprisoned activist Hu Jia has been returned to jail after a stint in the prison hospital and his request for medical parole denied. From AFP:

Zeng Jinyan told AFP that her application for the early release of her husband on medical grounds had been turned down and that her husband had been taken back to prison after a stint in hospital.

“The head of the medical institute of the Beijing prison told Hu Jia’s mother by phone that Hu Jia’s… cirrhosis does not conform to regulations on medical parole,” Zeng explained on her blog.

Hu was taken to hospital on March 30 because of suspected liver cancer, she said.

Prison officials have refused to give the family Hu’s written medical report despite her request, Zeng said.

April 12, 2010 1:11 PM
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