- Australian journalist Cheng Lei has returned to Australia.
- Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says her case was resolved through China’s legal system.
- Cheng was in detention for more than three years.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese revealed Foreign Minister Penny Wong met Cheng in Melbourne, where she was reunited with her two children and family on Wednesday morning.
“Her return brings an end to a very difficult few years for Ms Cheng and her family,” Albanese said.
“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.”
Albanese said he had spoken to Cheng personally to welcome her home, and the government would continue to provide consular support to her and her family.
Cheng was detained under China’s powerful security laws, which allow authorities to keep a person secretly in detention for six months without charge.
Albanese confirmed her case had been “the subject of ongoing discussions” between China and Australia.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/australian-journalist-cheng-lei-released-after-more-than-three-years-in-chinese-detention/xjvo7nctv Cheng Lei, journalist detained for years in China, has returned to Australia