Hospital Says Cao Shunli is “Deeply Unconscious,” More than 20 Rights Defenders in Custody
Beijing rights defender Wang Ling (王玲) told Human Rights in China that she and more than 20 other rights defenders attempted to visit Cao Shunli this afternoon, February 21, at the 309 Military Hospital in the Haidian District of Beijing but were prevented from entering the intensive care unit to see Cao.
Wang said that a nurse blocked the entrance to the intensive care unit and told them that Cao is “deeply unconscious” and would not recognize them.
According to Wang, many police officers took the visitors, including her, into police vehicles. Some of them, including Wang, were taken to the Xibeiwang police substation, others to the Qinglong Qiao police substation. Wang spoke with HRIC while at the Xibeiwang police substation.
- Rights Defender Cao Shunli in Intensive Care, February 20, 2014
- Cao Shunli Ill in Detention, Refuses to Sign Official Arrest Document, October 31, 2013
- UN Experts Voice Serious Concern as China Faces Human Rights Review, October 18, 2013
- Shanghai Rights Defenders Urge UN to Investigate Rights Violation of Cao Shunli, Chen Jianfang, October 17, 2013
- Cao’s submission to the UPR Working Group (in Chinese original and HRIC English translation)
- Cao’s case documents (organized with English summaries by HRIC)
- Cao Shunli: UPR Submission and other Documents, October 8, 2013
- Police Use Cao Shunli’s Disappearance to Intimidate MFA Sit-in Petitioners, October 3, 2013
- Chinese Activists Calling for Greater Participation in China’s International Human Rights Reporting Taken Away by Police, July 1, 2013