China gives detained Australian suspended death sentence
Yang Hengjun: Australian writer given suspended death sentence in China
Feb 05, 2024 by BBC News - Asia
- Image source, YANG HENGJUN/TWITTER Image caption, Yang Hengjun has been detained in China since 2019 Australian-Chinese writer Yang Hengjun has been given a suspended death sentence by a Chinese court, five years after he was arrested and accused of spying.
- Dr Yang - a scholar and novelist who blogged about Chinese affairs - denies the charges against him, which have not been made public.
- The Australian government, which has petitioned for his release, is "appalled" by the decision and will convey its response to Beijing "in the strongest terms", said Foreign Minister Penny Wong.
- "We have consistently called for basic standards of justice, procedural fairness and humane treatment for Dr Yang, in accordance with international norms and China's legal obligations."
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