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Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap
Seoul, 4 August: China has again denied allegations that it tortured a South Korean human rights activist during his four-month arrest, Seoul's foreign ministry said, indicating growing diplomatic tensions over the issue.
The denial was Beijing's first official response to Seoul's request for a reinvestigation into claims by activist Kim Young-hwan that he was tortured by Chinese security agents during the early days of his arrest in northeastern China.
"China treated (Kim) in a civilized and humanitarian manner according to relevant legal processes while respecting his legitimate rights," the …