Haze Fan, a member of Bloomberg News’s bureau in Beijing, was released on bail, according to the Chinese embassy in Washington, more than a year after she was detained on suspicion of national security law violations, reports Madeleine Lim of Bloomberg.
Lim writes, “Fan’s case remains under investigation while she is on bail pending trial, the embassy said on its website. The statement, dated May 6, was issued in response to a World Press Freedom Day advert published in the Washington Post on May 2, which featured Fan. Bloomberg News was made aware of the embassy statement over the weekend. Bloomberg News has been unable to contact Fan.
“Fan was last seen on Dec. 7, 2020, being escorted from her apartment building by plainclothes security officials. She was formally arrested in July 2021 on suspicion of committing crimes endangering national security, the embassy said in its statement, adding that her ‘legitimate rights and interests have been fully protected.'”
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