China Frees 2 Brothers of U.S. Reporter for Radio Free Asia

HONG KONG — Two brothers of an American journalist who United States lawmakers say were jailed by China in retaliation for his reporting on ethnic tensions in the country’s Xinjiang region have been freed, the reporter’s employer said. Another brother remained in custody.


The brothers, Rexim Hoshur, 38, and Shawket Hoshur, 54, of Shohret Hoshur, a reporter for the United States government-funded news service Radio Free Asia, were released on Wednesday by the authorities in Xinjiang, in China’s northwest, said Rohit Mahajan, a spokesman for Radio Free Asia in Washington.

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