U.S. geologist accused of espionage released from Chinese prison

April 4, 2015 6:28 AM

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An American geologist who was sentenced in China for procuring state secrets has been released from a Beijing prison, human rights group Dui Hua said.

According to San Francisco-based Dui Hua, Xue Feng was working in China when he helped his employer, energy consulting firm IHS, purchase an oil industry database. But that data was classified, and Xue — a naturalized American citizen born in China — was detained in the country in late 2007.

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