Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is suffering from malnutrition and psychological trauma following his release from prison last week according to his wife, Geng He. From the AFP:
His wife, who fled with their two children to the United States in 2009, said that she has learned that Gao lost 22.5 kilograms (50 pounds) after being fed only a slice of bread and cabbage each day.
Gao can no longer speak intelligibly after being deprived of any interaction with people and kept in a small cell with little light and no reading material or television, she said.
[…] Saying that Gao has been prevented from seeing a doctor since his release, Geng urged the United States to press China to allow him to come to travel. [Source]
Such a degree of freedom during Gao’s one-year post-imprisonment “deprivation of political rights” appears unlikely, however.