- Dr. Yang Hengjun, 56, was arrested after arriving at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in 2019 during a trip to China with his wife and child. Yang has been in jail since then.
- He was scheduled to be sentenced in October 2021 after a one-day closed-court hearing in May 2021. However, his sentencing was reportedly rescheduled to January 2022, then pushed further to April 9, 2022.
- Yang’s supporters voiced their concern over the Australian writer’s deteriorating health. He is reportedly suffering from gout, high uric acid and high blood pressure, among other complications.
Supporters of Dr. Yang Hengjun, the Australian writer detained three years ago on espionage charges in China, have called on Beijing to release the democracy activist on bail since his health has been deteriorating inside a Chinese prison.
A close friend and supporter of Yang, 56, shared that his family and friends “are concerned Yang is being systematically deprived of proper medical treatment” while imprisoned, according to The Guardian. He also added that Yang should not be left to die in jail, much like what has happened to other artists such as Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
A man nicknamed “Australia’s most prolific sperm donor” is now under investigation after fathering 23 babies in one year.
Alan Phan, 40, who lives in Brisbane, originally planned to donate only nine times but found it hard to say no to some women.
A woman accused of a racist attack on two international students in Australia has been granted bail over the weekend.
The attack, which was caught in a now-viral video, occurred near Elizabeth St. in Melbourne’s Central Business District on Wednesday.
An Australian Twitch streamer living in Japan saved a distressed female tourist from being followed by a stranger while walking in Tokyo.
The 29-year-old streamer, Robcdee, was live-streaming outside a kebab shop and showing his gadget to viewers when he noticed a female Moroccan tourist being followed by a Japanese man on Feb. 10, according to Dexerto.
An Australian tourist was arrested in Bali, Indonesia after committing a slew of random, violent acts on the streets over the weekend.
Nicholas Carr, 26, an apprentice builder from Adelaide, fly-kicked a motorcyclist before throwing himself at a moving car along Sunset Road in Kuta on Saturday morning.
A 27-year-old Australian man was recently arrested for the graffiti he made on a train in Tokyo, Japan last year after he returned for a vacation on Wednesday.
The suspect, identified as Paul Han, is believed to have trespassed into the Koishikawa Rail Yard at around 1 a.m. on February 19, 2018. Police reports indicated that he was with another person when he made the graffiti, but his accomplice has yet to be identified, according to NHK as translated by SoraNews24.
Famous Japanese soccer player Keisuke Honda apologized for his adorable slip up during an interview in Australia last week when he mispronounced the word “fact” in an unfortunate way.
At one point during his talk with reporters last week, Honda told them “I have to take care of myself. It’s bad but it’s real, it’s fact.” A brief moment of silence clouded the event venue before Melbourne Victory’s head coach Kevin Muscat stepped in to clear the air saying, “Fact. Fact issue,” according to SoraNews24.
A 69-year-old man has been arrested by Cambodian authorities in Siem Reap on child sex charges for the sexual abuse of six boys, aged 11 to 14.
Garry Paul Mulroy is a former Catholic private school teacher from Australia who moved to Cambodia in 2015.
Australian Man Who Organized $1,200 ‘Wild Boat Orgies’ With Thai Women Arrested in Sting Operation
An Australian man who notoriously organized “wild boat orgies” with foreign men and Thai women was recently arrested by authorities in Thailand after a successful undercover sting operation.
The suspect, identified as 49-year-old Stephen Allan Carpenter, was nabbed by the police in Saraburi, Thailand at around 2:00 a.m. on June 19 after he fled from Pattaya and went into hiding over an arrest warrant that was issued on Saturday, according to T News.
An Asian Australian standup comic has accused ABC host Tom Ballard of sexually assaulting him four years ago.
According to Adelaide-based comedian JooYung Roberts, Ballard reportedly kissed him and sexually assaulted him in a hotel room in Adelaide after a comedy gig.
But on Saturday, the Australian producer posted a tweet that offered a new perspective.
Tan Min-Liang, CEO and co-founder of massive high-performance gaming hardware company Razer, saved an Australian boy’s Christmas after his family went through a traumatic experience days before the holiday.
A thief broke into Adela Courteille’s Francis Street home in the coastal suburb of Dee Why in northern Sydney last early Thursday morning, according to The Daily Telegraph. The unnamed suspect reportedly took many items from the family’s house, including credit cards, tools, a laptop, and the presents of Courteille’s two children, 12-year-old Callum and 18-month-old Chelsea.