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.

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