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Chinese Journalist Jailed for 4 years

Written by on December 28, 2020

A Chinese citizen journalist who covered Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak has been jailed for four years. Zhang Zhan was found guilty of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a frequent charge against activists.

The 37-year-old former lawyer was detained in May 2020. Her lawyers say she has been on hunger strike for several months and is in poor health.
Ms Zhang is one of several citizen journalists who have run into trouble for reporting on Wuhan.

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