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Detained Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioner returns home

2012/08/11 12:11:02

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Chung Ting-pang, a Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioner who was detained by Chinese authorities in June, has been released and allowed to return home, officials said Saturday.

Chung was arrested at an airport in China on June 18 after visiting his family in Jiangxi Province. Chinese officials barred him from leaving the mainland, asking him to assist with "an investigation into the Falun Gong sect," a banned spiritual movement in China.

He was later accused of sabotaging the signal of a Chinese TV station in 2003 with the help of Chinese nationals.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)