The partner of Chinese-Australian journalist Cheng Lei -- detained by Beijing authorities since August 2020 -- said he has serious concerns about her declining health behind bars. Photo: Getty Images
The partner of Chinese-Australian journalist Cheng Lei -- detained by Beijing authorities since August 2020 -- said he has serious concerns about her declining health behind bars. Photo: Getty Images
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Cheng Lei’s partner concerned for health of Australian journalist detained in China since 2020

  • Cheng Lei, mother of two and former anchor at state broadcaster CGTN, was formally arrested in February 2021 and charged with ‘supplying state secrets overseas’
  • Nick Coyle told Sky News Australia he was concerned about a ‘range of health issues’ his partner faced in prison, which were exacerbated by food restrictions

The partner of Chinese-Australian journalist Cheng Lei -- detained by Beijing authorities since August 2020 -- said he has serious concerns about her declining health behind bars. Photo: Getty Images
The partner of Chinese-Australian journalist Cheng Lei -- detained by Beijing authorities since August 2020 -- said he has serious concerns about her declining health behind bars. Photo: Getty Images
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