Times Researcher Released From China Prison
Beijing - A New York Times researcher in China, who was arrested in 2004 and charged with revealing state secrets, was released from a Beijing detention center. The journalist was later acquitted of the charge.
"We have said all along that Zhao Yan is an honorable, hard-working reporter whose only offense seems to have been practicing journalism," the statement said. "It is our expectation that Zhao Yan, having served his full three-year term, will now be able to resume his life and return to his chosen profession without restrictions."