Mainland authorities have released the jailed American wife and business partner of a British investigator linked to a corruption case involving pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a family friend said yesterday.
British national Peter Humphrey was granted early release on Tuesday, seven months before his 2 ½-year jail term for illegally obtaining the personal information of Chinese citizens was due to end. His wife was released at the same time, the friend said.
Humphrey’s wife Yu Yingzeng, a naturalised American citizen, had been serving a two-year term on a similar charge. The Shanghai court that convicted them in August last year allowed time served in detention to count towards the sentences of both.
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