From the British Broadcasting Corporation, “Chinese activist Xu Wanping freed amid clampdown”:
Rights group Human Rights in China, which is based in Hong Kong and New York, says Xu suffered from digestive and prostate problems and other conditions while in jail.
It also claims he was denied medical parole and medical exams.
Its executive director Sharon Hom pointed out that though he has been released, Xu has no political rights for the next four years. This means he cannot speak with the press nor publish articles.
"He has merely been transferred from a small prison to the larger prison of Chinese society," she said.