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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Critic's Kin Arrested

BEIJING () -- The brother of a doctor who gave evidence of deliberate neglect and starvation at a Shanghai orphanage has been arrested and accused of subversion, a human rights group said Thursday. State security agents took Zhang Jian, the 44-year-old brother of Dr. Zhang Shuyun, from his home in Shanghai on Jan. 9, according to Human Rights Watch/Asia.

It was the latest action China has taken to stifle critics of its human rights policies. Zhang Jian is a local government official and member of the Communist Party; it was unclear what, if any, involvement he is accused of having in his sister's efforts to expose abuses at the Shanghai Child Welfare Institute.