Return of Mrs. Zeng Jinyan to Beijing / Ongoing arbitrary detention and ill-treatments of Mr. Hu Jia
August 26, 2008
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The Observatory has been informed by Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) that Mrs. Zeng Jinyan, a Beijing-based human rights activist and wife of Mr. Hu Jia, an HIV/AIDS activist, co-founder and former Director of the Beijing Aizhixing Institute for Health Education, and her child have been returned to Beijing by police on August 23, 2008.
The Observatory recalls that on August 7, 2008, Mrs. Zeng had been taken by the police from her home, first to visit Mr. Hu at Chaobai Prison and then to Dalian, where Mrs. Zeng was detained in a hotel. Since her return to the capital, Mrs. Zeng has continued to be under strict residential surveillance by Beijing police.[continues…]