Urgent Action Update: Constant Surveillance Impacts Lawyer’s Health (China: UA 141.17)
May 24, 2019
Human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong remains under heavy surveillance, despite having been released from prison in February 2019. The ongoing interference by authorities has meant that he is unable to access appropriate medical treatment. Jiang Tianyong requires immediate access to adequate healthcare, as the consequences of being tortured in prison continue to impact his health.
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Director Zhou Conggui Luoshan County Public Security Bureau
Xingzheng Dadao 16
Luoshan Xuan, Xinyang Shi
Henan Sheng, China
Email: [email protected]
Ambassador Cui Tiankai Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 495 2266 I Fax: 202 495 2138
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Salutation: Dear Ambassador
According to human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong’s wife Jin Bianling, Jiang remains under heavy surveillance, despite having been released from prison 2019. Everywhere he goes, he is closely followed by a group of unidentified people.
Jiang Tianyong has needed a medical check-up since his release, however he has been unable to schedule an appointment out of concern that the presence of unidentified people will influence the medical care he receives. Prior to his imprisonment, Jiang Tianyong was incorrectly diagnosed at a hospital after the doctors allegedly received instructions from the authorities. As Jiang is banned from leaving China, it is currently impossible for him to seek medical care overseas.
Jiang Tianyong requires access to adequate healthcare immediately, as the consequences of being tortured in prison continue to impact his health. Jiang suffers from sharp pain in the spine and his eyes tear up when they come into contact with light or wind.
Jiang Tianyong has finished serving his sentence, therefore I urge you to stop the surveillance and restrictions of freedom of movement on Jiang Tianyong and his family and ensure that Jiang Tianyong has unrestricted access to medical care.