Dr. Jiang Yanyong is released

Good news! This is from Reuters today: “Jiang Yanyong, the military doctor who exposed China’s SARS cover-up last year, has been released after seven weeks in custody during which he underwent “study sessions”, family members say.

Jiang, 72, who had been taken into custody on June 1 months after calling for a political reassessment of the ill-fated 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, returned to his Beijing home, but was under strict orders not to talk to the media, his family said. ”

For more background, please read CNN’s story today: “From hero to China’s state villain

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