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Hospital Says Cao Shunli is “Deeply Unconscious,” More than 20 Rights Defenders in Custody

February 21, 2014

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.