Right to health
On 23 April 2018, it was revealed that Dao Quang Thuc, Retired teacher who was arrested on October 5 last year on allegation of subversion, has been tortured and inhumanely treated in pre-trial detention, the family informed Defend the Defenders.
Vietnam: Nguyen Van Tuc, former prisoner of conscience, suffering health problems in detention
March 19, 2018
On March 14, it was reported that Nguyen Van Tuc, former prisoner of conscience and key member of the unregistered Brotherhood for Democracy, is suffering several serious diseases such as heart disease, hemorrhoid, chronic keratitis due to the poor conditions in pre-trial detention. He has also been denied access to his lawyer and has been apointed a new one.
On Februrary 28, the wife of Vietnamese pastor and democracy advocate held in custody since last July, reported her husband to be in failing health in jail, with injuries suffered in a beating last year still not fully healed.
On Februrary 26 2018, the of wife of Jiang Tianyong, jailed Chinese human rights lawyer, reported that her husband is suffering from memory loss in prison, raising concerns that the authorities may be dosing him with psychoactive medications.
India: Woman human rights defender Christina Pyrtuh and her family assaulted, molested and driven away for anti-corruption works
February 27, 2018
Since December 29, 2017, Mrs. Christina Pyrtuh, who spoke out against corruption in implementation of schemes under the local area development fund of the member of legislative assembly (MLA) of Assam representing their constituency Katigorah in the district of Cachar in Assam. and her family were assaulted, has suffered a series of abuses, which has driven them out of their home and village.
Vietnam: Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Mother Mushroom in Poor Health
February 12, 2018
On Feb 7 2018, Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, was visited by her mother, who found her in poor health. Authorities have refused to allow family members to provide her with medication, her mother said Wednesday.
China: Chinese Activists Warned Off Protests on World AIDS Day
December 5, 2017
On 1 December 2017. Sun Ya, a long-time activist with the Beijing-based Aizhixing health rights group, was warned off for Protests on World AIDS Day.
China: Home | News | China ‘Disappeared’ Chinese Rights Lawyer Formally Arrested Amid Health Concerns
November 20, 2017
On 15 November 2017. Li Yuhan, Lawyer, Chinese Rights Lawyer was Formally Arrested Amid Health Concerns in Liaoning, China.
China: Jailed Chinese dissident writer Yang Tongyan dies whilst on medical parole – Amnesty Int’l
November 15, 2017
On 14 November 2017. Yang Tongyan, dissident writer, died on medical parole in China.
On 10 November 2017. Ding Lingjie, editor of a prominent Chinese human rights website, was interrogated in Beijing, China.