- The US and UN are demanding proof of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai's safety after it's alleged she's gone missing
- The athlete made headlines this month after accusing a former top government official of sexual assault
- Since the disappearance, pictures of her have surfaced online but their authenticity is being questions
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The United States and United Nations are demanding proof of Chinese tennis champ, Peng Shuai's safety following her disappearance. The athlete has not been seen in public since alleging she was sexually assaulted by a former top official of the Chinese government.
Taking to the Chinese social media site Weibo earlier this month, Peng says she had been "forced" into sex by the former Premier of China, Zhang Gaoli.
The claims were quickly removed from the social platform and Peng has not been seen publicly since. The Chinese government has yet to respond to these claims, EWN reports.
While Peng has not been seen in public for a few days now, the investigation into her whereabouts took a fresh twist on Friday after photos of the tennis star sitting snug with a grey cat emerged online.
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The authenticity of these photos, however, cannot be verified and fans are still concerned for the tennis champs safety, Sky News reports.
Former footballer jailed after faking own death in £1million insurance scam
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that a former footballer Hiannick Kamba who once played alongside Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been sentenced by a German court.
Mirror are reporting that Kamba who featured alongside Bayern Munich goalie Manuel Neuer has bagged a jail term for his involvement in an insurance scam involving him faking his own death.
He grew through the ranks at Schalke with Neuer and featured in a number of matches at youth level, before he spent the other years of his career at several lower-league clubs.
It was gathered that Kamba retired in 2016, but reports making the rounds reveal how the 35-year-old was found to have faked his death.
The ex-player, along with his wife, have now been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for their involvement in a case which the German media describe as having a number of unanswered questions.
German outlet Bild are reporting that Kamba faked his death in 2016, only to return to Germany alive and well three years later.
His wife was paid €1.2m (just over £1m) by the company with whom the couple had a life insurance policy, while one of his former clubs - VfB Huls, who play in North Rhine-Westphalia - even published an obituary after the player's apparent death in a car crash.
However, an investigation was opened when the Congolese player was seen back in Germany.
Upon returning to Germany, Kamba explained his absence by claiming to have been kidnapped and taken to a remote Congolese village before eventually finding his way back to a German embassy, but prosecutor Hauke Schlick disputed the story.
Source: Briefly News