Veteran political activist Guo Feixiong is pictured on a flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai before he attempted to leave China to visit his ill wife in the US. He was stopped by authorities at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, says he would go on a hunger strike before disappearing. Photo: Handout Veteran political activist Guo Feixiong is pictured on a flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai before he attempted to leave China to visit his ill wife in the US. He was stopped by authorities at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, says he would go on a hunger strike before disappearing. Photo: Handout
Veteran political activist Guo Feixiong is pictured on a flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai before he attempted to leave China to visit his ill wife in the US. He was stopped by authorities at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, says he would go on a hunger strike before disappearing. Photo: Handout
Human rights

Activist detained at airport barred from leaving China to care for ill wife, contact cut off

  • Guo Feixiong had visa to fly to Washington DC but was stopped at Shanghai airport and accused of ‘endangering national security’
  • He declared he would go on a hunger strike and only leave the airport if forcibly removed and has not been heard from since

Topic |   Human rights
Veteran political activist Guo Feixiong is pictured on a flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai before he attempted to leave China to visit his ill wife in the US. He was stopped by authorities at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, says he would go on a hunger strike before disappearing. Photo: Handout Veteran political activist Guo Feixiong is pictured on a flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai before he attempted to leave China to visit his ill wife in the US. He was stopped by authorities at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, says he would go on a hunger strike before disappearing. Photo: Handout
Veteran political activist Guo Feixiong is pictured on a flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai before he attempted to leave China to visit his ill wife in the US. He was stopped by authorities at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, says he would go on a hunger strike before disappearing. Photo: Handout
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