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Australian Journalist Cheng Lei Back Home after China Release

Australian journalist Cheng Lei, who had been detained on national security charges in Beijing for more than three years, returned home on Wednesday after being released, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said.

Cheng, who was tried in secret in March 2022, arrived in Melbourne and has been reunited with her two children and family, Albanese told a news conference.

“(The) government has been seeking this for a long period of time and her return will be warmly welcomed not just by her family and friends but by all Australians,” he said.

Her release follows the completion of legal processes in China, he said.

Albanese said he expected to visit China this year.

Source : NBC News