Mother of Jailed US Citizen in China Appeals to Biden

Sam Wang
By Sam Wang
April 8, 2024China in Focus

The mother of American businessman Mark Swidan fears her son may end his own life, according to a CBS report. Mr. Swidan has been wrongfully detained in a Chinese prison cell for more than a decade. Now he is facing a suspended death sentence, with a two-year reprieve. Mr. Swidan was arrested by Chinese authorities on drug trafficking charges in 2012, but a United Nations Working Group concluded he wasn’t even in the country at the time of the alleged offense. According to his mother, he only traveled to China to buy furniture.

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