Posted by FCM on February 19, 2004 at 22:52:32:
Copyright 2004 Agence France Presse
Agence France Presse
February 12, 2004 Thursday
SECTION: International News
LENGTH: 164 words
HEADLINE: Ex-reporter arrested for subversion in China after Malaysia
DATELINE: BEIJING, Feb 12
A former newspaper reporter who returned to China from Malaysia
after a study
trip has been arrested on subversion charges, his father and a US-based
group said Thursday.
Huang Jinqiu was detained by the Chinese government on September 13
and is being held in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, the Free China
His family members were only recently notified.
"My son came back to China from Malaysia where he had been studying.
he went overseas he was a journalist with Guangzhou Evening News," his
Huang Guide told AFP.
"I don't know what he is supposed to have done but I know he is
has no power and no money. What was he supposed to have done?"
Huang said he was being prevented from seeing his son and had heard
about a trial date.
The Free China Movement, which gave no details about what Huang's
charges relate to, called for his immediate release.
LOAD-DATE: February 13, 2004
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