Chinese authorities block access to Australian detained for suspected espionage – lawyers

Yang Hengjun, author and former Chinese diplomat, who is now an Australian citizen, gestures in an unspecified location in Tibet, China, sometime in mid-July, 2014 in this social media image obtained by REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) – Two lawyers hired by the wife of an Australian detained in Beijing for suspected espionage said they have been denied access to him by Chinese authorities on the grounds that the detainee did not agree to their appointment. Yang Hengjun, a 53-year-old Chinese-born writer, was detained in the southern city of Guangzhou […]

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