Yiwu: Suffered multiple injuries,trauma,say traders

“China always safeguards the lawful rights of all foreigners,including the Indian citizens in China,” Hong said.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Beijing | Published:January 6, 2012 1:16 am

Two Indians,who were released from illegal detention of local traders in the Chinese city of Yiwu and brought to Shanghai,have undergone health check-ups after suffering “multiple injuries” and “trauma” in captivity.

“We suffered multiple injuries besides trauma during our detention in Yiwu by the local traders and had check-ups done for multiple injuries,” Deepak Raheja,one of the two men,told PTI over phone on Thursday. The medical check-ups were arranged by the Indian Consulate in Shanghai.

Raheja and the other Indian businessman Shyamsunder Agrawal were put up in an undisclosed hotel at Shanghai by the Indian Consulate after they were released from Yiwu on Wednesday. It was not known how long they could stay there.

Both had a lengthy meeting with the Consulate officials to discuss their case. They had been told to confine themselves to the hotel in the interest of their safety,Raheja said. “We are safe for the time being but our future is uncertain,” he said.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a media briefing that the two had the freedom to move about even when they were put up in a hotel at Yiwu. “China always safeguards the lawful rights of all foreigners,including the Indian citizens in China,” Hong said.

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