Just as U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Louise Arbour, was making a 5-day visit to China, a group of AIDS patients from Shangcai county had traveled to Beijing to make an official complaint over their plight. AIDS activist Hu Jia was beaten twice by national security police near Beijing, reports RFA's Mandarin service. Meanwhile, activist Hou Wenzhuo's home also came under tight police surveillance.

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