2003 Report by the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Theo van Boven
243. On 22 August 2002, the Special Rapporteur, jointly with the Special
Representative on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, sent an urgent appeal on
behalf of at least eight Falun Gong practitioners living in Cambodia, including Wang
Minchun, aged 58, and her husband, Jiang Linzhong, aged 61, both Chinese
nationals living in Phnom Penh under the protection of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees, who were believed to be at risk of deportation to China.
It is reported that the above-mentioned persons used to practice Falun Gong with
Zhang Xinyi and her husband Li Guojun, on behalf of whom the Special Rapporteur
on the question of torture transmitted an urgent appeal to the Chinese authorities on
15 August 2002.
This report has been published by Equipo Nizkor and Derechos Human Rights on August 2, 2005.