US doctor detained on bid to see China activist: Group
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Two US citizens were detained on Saturday in China as they tried to see a jailed democracy activist to examine reports of failing health, supporters said.
Zhu Yufu was handed a seven-year prison term in February 2012 in the midst of China's leadership transition after advocacy that included publishing a poem urging people to congregate.
A Washington-based doctor, Devra Marcus, and her associate, Kody Kness, travelled to the eastern province of Zhejiang in hopes of examining Zhu.
But the two were denied entry by the prison authorities who instead detained them, according to ChinaAid, a US-based advocacy group.