Detained Chinese AIDS activist receives award
BY Advocate.com Editors
September 13 2002 12:00 AM ET
Wan Yanhei, a Chinese AIDS activist who has been detained by police for allegedly divulging state secrets when he published government AIDS data on his personal Web site, on Thursday was named the recipient of a health award given by U.S. and Canadian organizations. The award, called the Award for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights, is given annually by the New York-based group Human Rights Watch and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. Wan's wife, Su Zhaosheng, accepted the award on her husband's behalf at a ceremony held in Montreal. Wan was recognized for his work in exposing unsafe blood collection practices in China's Henan province that resulted in thousands of people becoming infected with HIV.
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