Mother of Mark Swidan, U.S. citizen wrongfully detained in China, fears he may take his life


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Washington — The mother of Mark Swidan, a Texas businessman who has been wrongfully detained in China, said she fears he may take his own life after more than a decade behind bars. "We are very concerned and afraid that Mark will end his life," Katherine Swidan recently told CBS News after U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns visited her son at the Chinese detention facility where he is being held. A U.S. official confirmed the mid-March visit and said the U.S. has been concerned about Mark Swidan's state for some time. Burns told Mark Swidan that he hopes to...