Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 15:04:59 -0800 (PST)

Political Spying focus of Subversity

Irvine -- "Political Spying" is the topic of the next "Subversity" interview program on KUCI. Show host Daniel C. Tsang will relate his own experiences of being a target of CIA spying and Wan Yanhai, an activist from China, will talk about his experiences in Beijing. The show airs Tuesday, January 20, 1998, from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County.

Tsang last month caused the CIA to change its Web site FAQ page to eliminate its denial that it does not spy on Americans. Tsang, who settled his lawsuit against the CIA for illegally creating a dossier on him, argues that the CIA does not follow the U.S. Privacy Act's ban on spying on Americans' 1st Amendment-protected activities. The CIA has promised not to spy on him again. But it refuses to make the same promise to others.

Wan is a former Chinese government health researcher who founded China's first AIDS hotline and Men's World, a salon where sexual minorities gathered in Beijing. He was sacked after authorities accused him of organizing homosexuals and promoting human rights.

Also scheduled for an interview is Kate Martin, a lawyer who directs the Center for National Security Studies in Washington, D.C. She represented Tsang in Tsang v.CIA.

An account by Tsang appeared in this past Sunday's (January 18) Los Angeles Times' Opinion section: "A CIA Target at Home in America" ( OPINION/t000005584.html&NS-doc-offset=1&NS-collection=DailyNews&NS-search-set=/ var/tmp/34c3e/aaaa001wBc3eacf&).

Listeners can call during the show at (714) 824-KUCI (5824).

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