19-year-old SA English teacher detained in China has returned home

19-year-old SA English teacher detained in China has returned home

Tristan-Lee Niemand has safely returned home to South Africa after being detained in China since November. The young English teacher, along with 6 others, was held in a detention centre after their agency failed to obtain work permits for them.

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The 19-year-old South African that was arrested and detained in China has returned home, just in time for Christmas.

Tristan-Lee Niemand returned home on 22 December after she was detained in Nanjing City since November 2017, and is one of 7 English teachers detained in a detention centre in the country.

The young teachers are accused of violating China's visa regulations, according to a report by IOL News.

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Briefly.co.za reported earlier on how the agency promised Tristan-Lee they would hand over her work permit as soon as she is in China. However, that turned out to be a lie.

Her parents, Richard and Stacey-Lee have been desperately fighting to have their daughter Tristan-Lee returned home.

According to a Back-a-Buddy page ‘Bring Tristan Lee home’ set up by her father Richard Bridger, a high-ranking Chinese official had been involved with the agency in defrauding the Chinese government.

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While Tristan-Lee is home safe and sound, it is hoped the rest of the South Africans still stuck in China will also return home soon.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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