U.S. Calls Arrest of Chinese Activist “Disturbing”  – Reuters

From Reuters:

The United States said on Monday the arrest in China of prominent AIDS activist and human rights campaigner Hu Jia was “disturbing” and Washington had raised his case with the authorities in Beijing.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Washington was closely following the arrest of Hu, 34, who was taken into custody at the end of last month.

Police in China have also prevented Hu’s wife, fellow activist Zeng Jinyan, their newborn baby and Zeng’s elderly mother from leaving the couple’s Beijing home. [Full Text]

January 14, 2008, 3:35 PM
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