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China releases journalist who reported on 2020 coronavirus in Wuhan

Authorities in China have decided to release journalist Zhang Zhan who was arrested in 2020 for reporting on the coronavirus in Wuhan, the city where the pandemic broke out. According to the Reuters agency, the 40-year-old reporter had traveled in early 2020 from Shanghai to Wuhan, from where she broadcast the first images of overcrowded hospitals and empty streets, giving an image of the situation that was not presented in the Beijing narrative. After feeding months of information and audio coverage of the outbreak, Zhang Zhan was arrested in May 2020. In June, she began a hunger strike, according to court documents seen by Reuters. Her lawyers then alleged that police tied her hands and forced her to be fed through a tube. In December 2020, he was convicted by a Shanghai court of “inciting fights and tension” and sentenced to four years in prison. Information from human rights activists placed for today the […]
Source: News Beast

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