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Detained writer urges Australia to help free him from China

Aug 29, 2019 - Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A Chinese Australian writer detained in Beijing on suspicion of espionage since January has urged Australia to maintain diplomatic pressure for his release.

Yang Hengjun said in a statement released by a Sydney-based friend on Thursday that he was "extremely grateful" to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Foreign Minister Marise Payne, other Australian lawmakers and diplomats "for their help."

"I implore the prime minister to help me go home as soon as possible...