Chinese authorities have released a Chinese woman living in Japan who was
detained in China from May last year for her activities in the Falun Gong, a
sect outlawed in China, Japanese diplomats there said Monday.
According to the Japanese Embassy in Beijing, Luo Rong, 39, was sentenced by
China to labor reeducation for about a year and a half after she was
arrested May 24 in Beijing along with two Japanese while passing out Falun
Gong leaflets to passersby.
Luo Rong, whose Japanese name is Yoko Kaneko, is a resident of Hamochi,
Embassy officials said Luo was released Sunday after serving out her
They said Luo was in good health when she visited the embassy later Sunday,
and is now preparing to leave Beijing.
Her 48-year-old husband Atsushi Kaneko, who has been in China seeking his
wife's release, said he is looking forward to returning to Japan with her.
Posting date: 25/Nov/2003
Original article date: 24/Nov/2003
Category: Media Report