It is still unclear what the photojournalist is accused of.
Chinese law enforcement officers first reported the family of the photographer Lu Guang about his arrest. About this The New York Times learned from his wife, Xu Xiaoli. She said that her husband was arrested in Kashgar, Xinjiang province. However, the Chinese authorities have still not formally charged Guang and have not provided any information about his state of health.
Three-time winner of the World Press Photo Contest Lu Guang, who lives in New York, went missing during a trip to China. Xu Xiaoli said she last spoke with her husband on the evening of November 3. She contacted the wife of a man who invited Lu Guang. According to her, both men were taken away by employees of the state security organs of China.
Lu Guang is one of the most famous photojournalists in China. His photographs highlight topics that the local government would prefer to keep secret, such as environmental problems or AIDS. Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in western China, where the photographer arrived, is known as the most government-controlled region.