U.N. rights experts urge China to provide care for rights lawyer

UN experts called on China on to provide medical care to imprisoned human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong.

(Reuters) – United Nations experts called on China on Friday to provide medical care to Jiang Tianyong, a prominent human rights lawyer jailed for inciting “subversion”, amid reports of his deteriorating health.

In a rare joint statement on China, six independent human rights experts voiced deep concern at the condition of Jiang, sentenced to two years jail last November after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power.

“Mr. Jiang’s health has apparently deteriorated dramatically in recent months. He is reportedly weak and suffers from severe memory loss, and it is suspected that he may have been drugged,” the experts said. “This raises fears of torture or ill-treatment in detention, without access to adequate medical care.”

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