Heard About the Chinese Rights Activist Who Died (Was Killed)?

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Tragically, you probably haven't -- for the world is more concerned about business with China's regime and the yuan trading band.

Meanwhile, we are still waiting for all of the trade, business and engagement with China to bring respect for human rights and political reform.

From Australia News Network:

Prominent China activist dies after critical illness

Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli has died after falling critically ill in police detention, a prominent dissident says.

Rights groups say the activist became sick when she was at first denied treatment.

The hospital informed her brother her condition had become serious but despite arriving within about an hour, reports say she'd already died.

Ms Cao joined a rare protest outside China's foreign ministry in June last year to demand greater participation in the UN's review of human rights in China.

She was set to travel to Switzerland for a UN Human Rights Council review last September but police detained her at Beijing's international airport, her lawyer Wang Yu had said earlier.

She became seriously ill and her condition worsened after she was refused medical care, he said.

According to Chinese Human Rights Defenders, she fell unconscious after suffering organ failure in late February.