In China, journalist released after weeks in jail

Shi Ping, a Henan-born Time Weekly journalist who wrote under the penname Shi Yu, was arrested on May 26, 2014, in connection with his alleged attendance at small-scale Tiananmen memorial events, the journalist said on his Weibo microblog page. He was accused of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.”

It is illegal in China to participate in public memorials of the Tiananmen anniversary.

On July 3, 2014, Shi was released on bail pending investigation, according to news reports. It is unclear if he has been formally charged.