Chinese relent, allow 80-year-old AIDS activist to visit US

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posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 08:13 AM
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Chinese relent, allow 80-year-old AIDS activist to visit US


Source Link: newsinfo.inquirer.net

BEIJING -- An 80-year-old AIDS activist who Chinese authorities have repeatedly blocked from going abroad left Monday for the United States to receive an award from a group supported by US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Gao Yaojie, a retired gynecologist, said she was still constrained by fears of reprisals when she returns home if she spoke too critically about China's AIDS epidemic while visiting the United States.

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