Bri­tish prisoner in China freed on med­i­cal grounds

Asian Journal - - Asia -

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.

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