Department of Foreign Affairs rejects demand from permanent Australian

Department of Foreign Affairs rejects demand from permanent Australian

Yuan Xiaoliang along with her spouse Yang Hengjun

ABC News: Georgina Piper

Australia rejected a request consular help as Chinese authorities circled in on an Australian permanent resident attempting to go out of the united states.


  • Yuan Xiaoliang, the wife of a writer that is australian held in China, desired assistance from DFAT, relating to her lawyer
  • Permanent residents are merely supplied support that is consular unique circumstances
  • Her attorney contends her being interrogated and detained”comprises an urgent situation”

Yuan Xiaoliang, the spouse of a Australian author whom is detained in Beijing, attemptedto travel away from China simply days ago but was stopped by edge protection officials.

Her Australian-based attorney Rob Stary stated that they had expected Australia for different kinds of assistance amid issues on her welfare, “to help Mrs Yuan in departing from China — that is always to offer her advice — to escort her if essential to the airport, and next, to offer her refuge into the embassy that is australian” Mr Stary told AM.

Mr Stary stated officials declined to produce assistance that is consular.

“they state she actually is a Chinese nationwide, being A australian permanent resident they state she doesn’t always have an entitlement to work out that right of consular help.”

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