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The Fate of Sandy Phan-Gillis, Houstonian Detained in China

About a year ago, Houstonian Sandy Phan-Gillis was detained in China, accused by officials there of stealing state secrets. She’s remained there ever since. Last week (July 14, 2016), Newsweek reported China will, in fact, charge Phan-Gillis with violating its national security. We discuss the situation with John Kamm, a human rights campaigner from the […]

Houston Matters microphonesAbout a year ago, Houstonian Sandy Phan-Gillis was detained in China, accused by officials there of stealing state secrets. She’s remained there ever since.

Last week (July 14, 2016), Newsweek reported China will, in fact, charge Phan-Gillis with violating its national security.

We discuss the situation with John Kamm, a human rights campaigner from the Dui Hua Foundation, a non-profit seeking to advance human rights in China and the United States.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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