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  • Incident Reports | 20 June, 2014 (03:00)

    China detains assistant from Japanese newspaper

    Chinese police have detained an assistant working for a Japanese newspaper in Chongqing. The assistant was apparently held in relation with a human rights lawyer who was detained after attending a meeting on the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident.

The Japanese business daily, Nikkei, reported on Thursday that the police detained a female assistant, a Chinese national, who works at its office in the major southwestern city on Tuesday.

When the assistant was taken from her home, the police told her family that her cooperation was needed for an investigation into prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang. The assistant attended an interview with the lawyer in the past.