Student leader Wang Dan, jailed for his part in the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, spoke at Amnesty International's headquarters on June 18, 2004. Because of Urgent Action appeals, he said, he was treated much better than other prisoners. He asked AI staff members to thank the Urgent Action Network, and encourage them in their work on behalf of those in prison now.
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China: Concern Grows for Imprisoned Tibetan Monk (UA 4/14)
Prominent Tibetan monk Karma Tsewang was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment in July or August 2014. His lawyers have repeatedly been denied access to him and his family have not been allowed to visit since he was first detained over a year ago. There are ongoing fears for his health and he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.