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Copyright 1999 British Broadcasting Corporation
BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific - Political
Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring
February 18, 1999, Thursday
LENGTH: 106 words
HEADLINE: CHINA: JAILED DISSIDENT SAID IN DANGER FOR LACK OF MEDICAL TREATMENT
SOURCE: RTHK Radio 3, Hong Kong, in English 1100 gmt 18 Feb 99
Text of report by Radio TV Hong Kong audio web site 18th February
A dissident jailed for 12 years for leaking a blacklist of exiled mainland
activists is said to be in danger of dying in prison for lack of medical
treatment. (?Chen Mung) was jailed in 1995 for leaking the secret list, which was sent by
Beijing to immigration officials for overseas countries. The US-based
Free China Movement says he has contracted hepatitis B and C, as well as cirrhosis of the liver,
but is being denied treatment at the
Guangdong jail where he is being held. It says Mr Chen's health is extremely
grave and he is constantly in danger.
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