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Wang Bingzhang

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on (a) the detention of Dr Wang Bingzhang by the Chinese authorities and (b) the physical condition of Dr Wang Bingzhang; what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the matter; and if he will make a statement. (258642)

We have received reports that Dr. Wang Bingzhang is being held in Shaoguan Prison in Guangdong Province. There have been serious concerns about his health, and he is known to have gone on hunger strike in 2006. There are also reports that he has been punished for perceived bad behaviour.

Wang’s case was last raised on an EU-China case list in October 2005.