China Frees AIDS Activist, Four Others in Custody – Reuters

From Reuters:

Chinese police freed an AIDS activist on Monday after holding him for days and forcing him to scrap a planned conference, but four other people were still in custody, a non-governmental organisation said on its Web site.

Chinese authorities are wary of organisations they cannot directly control, such as independent activist groups, and were slow to acknowledge the existence of an epidemic of AIDS, which still carries political and social stigma in China. [Full Text]


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