February 5, 2007
Chinese AIDS Activist Under House Arrest
Local officials have placed AIDS activist and medical doctor Gao Yaojie under house arrest to prevent her from traveling to Beijing to apply for a U.S. visa. She was to arrive in the States in March to receive an award for her women’s rights work. Yaojie became known in the 1990s for exposing government-supported blood-buying programs that infected 50,000 Chinese farmers with HIV.
[Go to top]