Austalian woman arrested in China: activists

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Jan. 24, 2003
http://abc.net.au/

The Australian Embassy in Beijing is investigating a claim an Australian woman has been arrested in south-west China.

An Australian Embassy spokesman says enquiries are being made with Chinese authorities but no facts have yet been established.

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Falun Gong activists in Australia claim a 34-year-old Australian citizen disappeared in the city of Chengdu two days ago whilst on holidays.

They say she is a practioner of the spiritual movement.

Chinese authorities consider it an evil cult and have banned it.

The woman apparently rang her mother early on Wednesday morning to say she had been kidnapped before the phone dropped out.

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