Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Monday that China had revealed it formally arrested Cheng Lei on February 5, after taking her into custody last August without explanation.
Several allies and supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny have been detained in Moscow after mass protests demanding his release from prison drew tens of thousands to the streets in over 100 Russian cities.
Kavous Seyed-Emami, an Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and environmental activist, has died in custody in Iran. His case is one of many other suspicious detainee deaths in the country.
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