Huang Qi had been jailed and detained previously for campaigning for parents of children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and for reporting on a woman who set herself on fire in Tiananmen Square. Photo: AFP
Huang Qi had been jailed and detained previously for campaigning for parents of children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and for reporting on a woman who set herself on fire in Tiananmen Square. Photo: AFP

Chinese activist Huang Qi will die in custody if denied medical treatment – rights groups

  • Immediate threat to his life and inadequate medical care in detention since his arrest over controversial topics covered by his website, says lawyer
  • Groups call on China to end policy of denying prompt medical treatment to prisoners of conscience, ‘a form of torture’

Huang Qi had been jailed and detained previously for campaigning for parents of children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and for reporting on a woman who set herself on fire in Tiananmen Square. Photo: AFP
Huang Qi had been jailed and detained previously for campaigning for parents of children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and for reporting on a woman who set herself on fire in Tiananmen Square. Photo: AFP
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