British prisoner in China freed on medical grounds
Shanghai: British private investigator Peter Humphrey, sentenced in 2014 to two-and-a-half years of imprisonment in China for obtaining illegal information, has been released on medical grounds. The South China Morning Post reported that Humphrey’s son, Harvey Humphrey, confirmed that despite still having seven months of sentence left, his father had been admitted to a hospital in Shanghai for medical reasons and would be deported after discharge. Humphrey was sentenced in August 2014. In China, jail sentence is counted from the time of arrest which took place in the summer of 2013, and so he had nearly completed his sentence.