Jiang Yanyong
July 5, 2004 2:16 PM   Subscribe

Chinese Pressure Dissident Physician. Jiang Yanyong, the doctor who blew the whistle on China's cover-up of SARS, is not as famous as the "Unknown Rebel," but perhaps he should be. Earlier this year he wrote a defiant letter to the Chinese government, urging them to admit the mistakes of Tiananmen Square. He was detained shortly before the anniversary, and is now and undergoing interrogation and "brainwashing sessions." HRW is calling for his release.
posted by homunculus (4 comments total)
It will be interesting to see how the Chinese government handles Jiang Yanyong - we can only hope that they will follow the route of pragmatism and release him.

Nice post - thanks for rounding up the background links!
posted by rks404 at 3:58 PM on July 5, 2004

But ... but ... the Chinese are our good friends!! Just ask anyone in the Executive branch of our government!

So, is this guy gonna be Inspector 12 for my Wal-Mart sandals? Not that our "good friends", the Chinese government, would use prison labor. Nor would Wal-Mart actually buy goods produced by prison labor. [cough]
posted by nofundy at 6:44 AM on July 6, 2004

Jiang Yangyong, alas, is not a Dalek.

That is not intended as light humor.
posted by troutfishing at 6:33 PM on July 6, 2004

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