China confirms arrest of renowned photographer disappeared in Xinjiang

The renowned documentary filmmaker Lu Guang, of 57 years, disappeared at the beginning of November Photojournalist of reference, Lu was the winner of the Wo

China confirms arrest of renowned photographer disappeared in Xinjiang

The renowned documentary filmmaker Lu Guang, of 57 years, disappeared at the beginning of November

Photojournalist of reference, Lu was the winner of the World Press Photo in 2004 and was placed third in the years 2011 and 2015

The chinese authorities confirmed the arrest of the prestigious photographer Lu Guang, who disappeared without a trace at the beginning of November in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang, said today his wife, the independent newspaper South China Morning Post.

the wife of The fotográfo, Xu Xiaoli, who lives in the united States, told this medium that the family of Lu in China received a verbal notification of the arrest by the police of Xinjiang for reasons not specified.

"we can Not say what to charge specific" (weighs upon him), said the woman, who said that the city police xinjianesa of Kashgar notified the family on 6 December that Lu had been arrested formally the previous day.

"we Just hired a lawyer for him in Beijing because it is convenient to go to Xinjiang from Beijing. The lawyer submitted a request to the authorities asking for a meeting with Lu Guang, who was not granted", stated Xu.

The Executive of Beijing look with a magnifying glass any information related to Xinjiang, a region that is now in the crosshairs of the NGO defenders of human rights because of the "fields of re-education" in which the authorities admitted to the citizens that they consider subversive.

Lu has a resident card in the united States, where live his wife and children, even though he lives in China.

According to Xu, Lu traveled to Urumqi -the capital of Xinjiang - on the 23rd of October at the invitation of a friend to attend various photographic events: "The friend that invited Lu to Xinjiang was also apprehended by the police. I don't have more information on him," wrote Xu on his social network account Twitter.

his 57 years, Lu has won several international awards for his work in documenting the environmental impact of the last few decades of economic growth in fast-paced China, among them the first prize delWorld Press Photo and the third on two other occasions.

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Updated Date: 20 December 2018, 08:01

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