‘They treat me like dirt and tortured me’: Australian activist on three years in Chinese prisons

Yang Hengjun was arrested in 2019 on espionage charges and his supporters fear he will be left to die of ‘medical neglect’

Australian writer and democracy activist Dr Yang Hengjun’s health is failing as he approaches three years imprisoned in China, say friends who fear he may not survive his incarceration.

Wednesday is the third anniversary of Yang’s arrest at Guangzhou airport on allegations of espionage on behalf of an unnamed foreign country. He maintains his innocence.

Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *