Freed High-Profile Chinese Dissident Returns to US – AFP

1316976345.jpg From AFP:

High-profile Chinese dissident Yang Jianli , freed after serving a five-year prison sentence for spying and illegally entering China, has returned to the United States, his lawyer said Monday. Yang , 44, a US permanent resident, returned to his home in Boston on Saturday via San Francisco from Beijing, accompanied by a US diplomat, said Jared Genser, of rights group Freedom Now and lawyer for Yang’s family.

“He is back in the US,” and reunited with his wife Christina Fu and two children, Genser told AFP. “The Chinese authorities had issued him a passport to travel here.” Yang, who was not immediately available for comment, is scheduled to hold a press conference in Washington on Tuesday. [Full Text]

[Image: Freed high-profile Chinese dissident returns to US, from AFP photo.]


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