Yang Hengjun: Australian writer’s espionage trial in China delayed by three months

Yang’s refusal to confess despite ongoing interrogation causes ‘real difficulties for the confession-based legal system’, his friend says

The trial of Australian writer Yang Hengjun, who has been detained in Beijing since January 2019, has been delayed by three months, according to his former teacher and a supporter Feng Chongyi.

The 55-year-old pro-democracy blogger, who was detained at Guangzhou airport after arriving from New York, faces a lengthy jail sentence after Chinese authorities charged him with endangering national security by joining or accepting a mission from an unidentified espionage organisation.

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This post was originally published on Human rights | The Guardian.