China Urged to Free ‘Seriously Ill’ Activist Hu Jia

Imprisoned activist Hu Jia may be suffering from liver cancer, according to his wife Zeng Jinyan, BBC reports:

Zeng Jingyan has applied for permission for her husband to be released from prison early so he can return home for treatment.

Mr Hu was sent to jail for three-and-a-half years in 2008 for inciting subversion.

His wife believes that under Chinese law he could be allowed home because he has already served more than two years.

“My appeal asks the authorities to release Hu Jia on medical parole to allow him to come home so that I can look after him,” she said.

Ms Zeng, who is also an activist, said her husband was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2006, but his health has now deteriorated.

April 8, 2010 12:38 PM
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