|Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012|
We start with three items from China. The crackdown on human rights defenders there is intensifying as the regime becomes aware of the tensions building up because of social inequities. These are all updates on previous cases whose situation has worsened. Action is called for.
Please open the UA on Liu Xia that we issued on 17 February. It's also available here on Amnesty's website: There were more updates last Friday. Liu Xia was allowed to be admitted to a hospital in Beijing last Friday. However, she was warned not to disclose any more information in relation to the name and location of the hospital and her health conditions. So, we are not sure if she has actually been given any proper medical examination or treatment. Her lawyer also wouldn't want to talk in more details. We will see if we will have enough information to issue an update this week or next week.
Please open an updated UA for Ilham Tohti. This Uighur intellectual is now in severe danger.
Here is a UA update on Cao Shunli. She is now in hospital and there is serious concern for her health.
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GOOD NEWS FROM BRAZIL
Survival International reports on major steps taken by the Brazilian government to drive illegal loggers out of the homeland of the Awa tribe.
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