Joe McDonald: Detained Reporter Admits Spying

Ching From AP, via

China said Tuesday a reporter for Singapore’s main English-language newspaper has admitted to spying for a foreign intelligence agency, but his wife said he was arrested after a source gave him documents about purged former Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang, who died this year.

of The Straits Times was arrested April 22 for investigation on suspicion of spying, the Foreign Ministry said, declining to detail the accusations against the Hong Kong-based journalist.

See also: Call for release of HK journalist from BBC.

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