Chinese writer Yang Tongyan died from brain cancer while on medical parole, He had almost completed a 12-year prison sentence for “subversion”. Photo: Handout.
Chinese writer Yang Tongyan died from brain cancer while on medical parole, He had almost completed a 12-year prison sentence for “subversion”. Photo: Handout.

Chinese dissident writer Yang Tongyan dies on medical parole

The 56-year-old had been released from Nanjing Prison in August following his diagnosis with an aggressive form of brain cancer

Chinese writer Yang Tongyan died from brain cancer while on medical parole, He had almost completed a 12-year prison sentence for “subversion”. Photo: Handout.
Chinese writer Yang Tongyan died from brain cancer while on medical parole, He had almost completed a 12-year prison sentence for “subversion”. Photo: Handout.
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