Australian arrested in China for 'espionage'

Australian arrested in China for 'espionage'An Australian pro-democracy academic held for seven months in China has been formally arrested for spying, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Tuesday as she demanded Beijing uphold “basic standards” of justice. Payne said she was “very concerned” that Chinese-born Yang Hengjun — a former official turned author — had been arrested on “suspicion of espionage”. Yang had been detained after returning to China from the United States in January.

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European court: Russia put lawyer Magnitsky's life in danger

Tue Aug 27 , 2019
A top European court says Russia’s failure to provide adequate medical care to jailed lawyer Sergei Magnitsky could have led to his 2009 death, which sparked U.S. and European sanctions. The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ordered Russia to pay Magnitsky’s widow and mother 34,000 euros ($38,000) in damages. The Russian Justice Ministry said it is studying the ruling and whether to appeal. Posts from the same category: China's isolation grows as virus toll reaches 259 A University of Minnesota student was arrested in China and sentenced to 6 months in prison for tweeting cartoons making fun of […]