The German national Nils Jennrich, against whom a criminal investigation was initiated in China in late March 2012, was able to leave China today (21 May).
In this connection, Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement in Berlin today (21 May):
I am relieved that Mr Jennrich has been able to leave China. For the time being, this brings to an end many months of uncertainty and worry for his friends and family.
The proceedings against Mr Jennrich in China are still ongoing. The German Government and the German Embassy in Beijing will continue to monitor the case very closely.