Haze Fan, a member of Bloomberg News’s bureau in Beijing, has been detained since late last year, with no information forthcoming on her case, reports Madeleine Lim of Bloomberg.
Lim reports, “Fan was last seen on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, being escorted from her apartment building by plainclothes security officials. Chinese officials said at the time that Fan was detained by the Beijing National Security Bureau on suspicion of national security law violations.
“‘Twelve months of detention is a long time for anybody to endure, even someone as smart and strong as Haze. We are all very worried about her well-being and we will continue to do everything we can to help her and her family,’ John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, said in a statement. ‘Haze is much missed in our newsroom — both as a colleague and as a friend,’ he said.
“Chinese authorities have said in the past that the case against Fan is ongoing and that her ‘legitimate rights and interests are fully guaranteed.’ Chinese law allows authorities to extend investigations on national security issues for prolonged periods.”
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