Jiang has had his contacts with the outside world cut off and his movements restricted since April last year, after he wrote to the top leadership asking for a reassessment of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement, said a close friend, on condition of anonymity. His wife, Hua Zhongwei, confirmed he is currently confined to his home.
“He is not allowed to be in contact with people outside. He is at home. He has no means of communication [with outside],” she said. “His health is not good. He is not in a good mental state either. He is not very well.”