China: Regime deports alleged American spy after two years in custody

Source: CBS News

“China has deported an American citizen who was convicted and sentenced on an espionage charge after she was held in custody for more than two years. A spokesman for the State Department confirmed to CBS News that the U.S. is aware Chinese authorities deported 45-year-old Sandy Phan-Gillis on Friday. The deportation follows a trial last week where Phan-Gillis was convicted of spying for the U.S. government from 1996 to 1998. She was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. … Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said Phan-Gillis was unjustly ‘separated from her family’ and detained in China on ‘baseless charges.'” (04/29/17)