Jailed Straits Times Journalist ‘To Be Allowed Medical Check-ups’ – The Straits Times

From The Straits Times, via AsiaMedia:

Prison officers have promised to allow jailed Straits Times journalist Ching Cheong to have regular intestinal check-ups to prevent a medical condition from worsening, his wife has said.

“He has lost about 15-20kg since he was detained in 2005 and has developed a polyp in his large intestines. The prison authorities have told us that Ching will be treated properly for it and I hope he can be released soon on a medical parole,” Ms Mary Lau told The Straits Times yesterday. She visited him on Monday. Ching, 57, a Hong Kong-based correspondent, was arrested in Guangdong province on April 22, 2005. [Full Text]

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