Hunan dissident Zhu Chengzhi, who has been detained for seven months on subversion charges for investigating the death of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang , was allowed to see his wife for the first time in months yesterday.
Zhu's wife, Zeng Qiulian, was taken by police to a hotel to meet him for two hours yesterday morning, his lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan said. Zhu is being held at a secret location, he said.
"She said he looked okay … his hair and beard have grown very long because they have not been cut," Liu said. Zeng's mobile phone was switched off yesterday. Shaoyang police refused to comment.
Zhu, 62, was detained two days after his friend Li died in suspicious circumstances on June 6. He was formally arrested in August for "inciting subversion of state power" and was held at a Shaoyang police detention centre until January 4, when he was transferred to a secret location for "residential surveillance" - a form of detention enabling police to hold a suspect outside custody ....