China: Detained activists at risk of torture

Index Number: ASA 17/023/2013
Date Published: 19 July 2013
Categories: China

Xu Zhiyong, a legal scholar and activist, has been detained in Beijing since 16 July, alongside two of his associates, Li Huanjun and Li Gang, on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order”. Another of Xu Zhiyong’s associates, Song Ze has gone missing and his family believe he may be detained. All four are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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