Australian journalist Cheng Lei formally arrested in China for ‘illegally supplying state secrets’
SCMP, 09 Feb 2021
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Chinese-Australian journalist Cheng Lei was formally arrested in China on February 5, 2021, after being detained for six months. Cheng, who worked as a TV anchor at CGTN has been formally arrested for “illegally supplying state secrets overseas”.
Before her detention, she had written a number of Facebook posts critical of President Xi Jinping and Beijing’s approach to the coronavirus outbreak.
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