A lawyer for the jailed nephew of Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng appealed for help from the United Nations on Monday, saying that without medical attention the prisoner risks death.
Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng is pictured during an interview with AFP on April 9, 2013, in Washington. A lawyer for Chen's jailed nephew appealed for help from the United Nations on Monday, saying the prisoner risked death without urgent medical attention.
Chen Kegui, who was arrested a year ago in what supporters allege was retribution by Chinese authorities, has appendicitis and needs hospital treatment as his appendix is believed to be rupturing, the lawyer said.
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