US Prisoner Freed After 10 Years in China Prison

AFP reports:

A US citizen has been released from jail in China after serving 10 years of a 16-year term for violating tax laws, a US official and rights groups said Thursday.

Jude Shao was released from a Shanghai jail on parole on Wednesday, a US embassy spokeswoman in Beijing, Diane Sovereign, told AFP.

[…] Shao was arrested in 1998 and convicted of in March 2000 when his 16-year sentence was handed down, according to the www.freejudeshao.com, a website set up by his former classmates at Stanford Business School.

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