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Chinese Student Mistakenly Detained as IS Member in Iraq to Be Returned Home
   2015-07-27 11:29:50    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Li

A file photo of Liu Wei, captured mistakenly by the Iraqi volunteer forces as an IS member. [Photo: cztv.com]

A Chinese national captured mistakenly few days ago as an IS member by the Iraqi volunteer forces, Hashad al-Shabi in Iraq, will be released next week, according to an official from the Chinese Embassy in Iraq.

It has already been confirmed by the local police that the man has not links with the Islamic State and his safety can be ensured.

The arrangement of sending the man back to China safely was already underway with all-out efforts.

The man, identified as Liu Wei, was later confirmed as an archeological postgraduate from Peking University who went to Iraq for an archeological tour on July 5th.

Peking University will keep prompt communication with all relevant departments to ensure his return to China as soon as possible, according to the news spokesman of Peking University.

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