Concerns grow over 54-year-old’s interrogation and treatment while held in isolation with no consular or legal accessChina is preparing to formally indict Australian academic Dr Yang Hengjun with espionage, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty, as concerns grow over his isolation and treatment in prison.Yang, 54, has been imprisoned for more than 432 days, and, for the last three months, has been held in total isolation, allowed no contact with the outside world. Continue reading...
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In private letter Yang reveals he spent a decade spying in countries including Hong Kong and...In private letter Yang reveals he spent a decade spying in countries including Hong Kong and the US, according to friendAn Australian writer detained in China on charges of espionage spent a decade working as a Chinese spy, including in Hong Kong and the United States, a close friend claims.Yang Hengjun was detained in January 2019 and held in various forms of secretive and punitive detention until he was formally charged this month for alleged espionage on behalf of another country. The early stages of trial are under way. Continue reading...
Yang Hengjun: Australian writer held in China for almost two years officially charged with espionage
Move paves way for Yang, who was arrested in January 2019, to face trial in ChinaAn...Move paves way for Yang, who was arrested in January 2019, to face trial in ChinaAn Australian writer who has been detained by Beijing for more than 20 months has been charged with espionage by Chinese authorities.Sources with knowledge of the case told the Guardian the supreme people’s procuratorate had informed Yang Hengjun and his legal team that his case had been transferred to Beijing second intermediate court for prosecution. Continue reading...
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