Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:25 — wkf
Families and Friends Worry About a Second “Cao Shunli Incident”
The detention of five feminist activists ahead of International Women’s Day has captured the attention of both domestic and international feminist communities. Recently surfaced news suggests a deterioration of their situation: Wu Rongrong, one of the detained activists who has been seriously ill, is denied medical treatment by the police. Her friends who went to the detention center for negotiation have been forcibly taken away by the police. Families and friends worry about whether the current situation would turn into a second “Cao Shunli Incident” (Cao died of illness after Chinese state security agents denied her medical attention).