Chinese Citizen Journalist Jailed for 4 Years for Wuhan Virus Reporting

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Originally published by Asharq Al-Awsat on December 28, 2020 A Chinese citizen journalist was jailed for four years for her livestream reporting from Wuhan as the Covid-19 outbreak unfurled, her lawyer said Monday, almost a year after details of an “unknown viral pneumonia” surfaced in the central China city. Zhang (read more…)

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Gabadhii ugu horreysay ee soo tebisay fayraska Korona ee Wuhan ka dillaacay oo xabsiga la dhigay

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Originally published by BBC on December 28, 2020 Gabar weriye ah oo u dhalatay Shiinaha taas oo soo tebisay dillaacitaankii coronavirus ee magaalada Wuhan ayaa lagu xukumay afar sano oo xabsi ah. Zhang Zhan waxaa lagu eedeeyay “muran iyo abuuridda dhibaato”, oo ah eedeyn uu inta badan Shiinaha u adeegsado (read more…)

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Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years for Wuhan virus reporting

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Originally published by AFP on December 28, 2020 A Chinese citizen journalist was jailed for four years for her livestream reporting from Wuhan as the Covid-19 outbreak unfurled, her lawyer said Monday, almost a year after details of an “unknown viral pneumonia” surfaced in the central China city. Zhang Zhan, (read more…)

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An independent journalist from China has been imprisoned for reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic

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Originally published by Brighton & Hove Independent on December 28, 2020 A journalist has been sentenced to four years in jail after reporting on the outbreak of Covid-19 in Wuhan, China, early this year. Zhang Zhan, a 37 year old independent journalist and former lawyer was arrested for “picking quarrels (read more…)

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Citizen journalist detained over Wuhan reporting ‘restrained and fed by tube’

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Originally published by The Guardian on December 10, 2020 A citizen journalist detained for more than six months after reporting on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has had a feeding tube forcibly inserted and her arms restrained to stop her pulling it out, her lawyer has claimed. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old (read more…)

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China Opens Trial of Veteran Activist on International Human Rights Day

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Originally published by Voice Of America on December 10, 2020 WASHINGTON – China opened the trial of a famous lawyer and veteran legal advocate on Thursday, International Human Rights Day, in a move that rights activists denounced as a show of Beijing’s defiance of human rights and universal values. Chinese (read more…)

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China Puts Rights Lawyers, Families Under House Arrest on Human Rights Day

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on December 10, 2020 Authorities in the Chinese capital have placed a number of prominent rights lawyers and their families under house arrest on Human Rights Day, RFA has learned.Beijing-based rights attorney Li Heping had been planning to take his children to school and (read more…)

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Details revealed of secret deal that gave Chinese spies free rein in Switzerland

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Originally published by The Guardian on December 9, 2020 The full text of a secret deal between Switzerland and China that allowed Chinese security officials access to the country at Swiss taxpayers’ expense has been revealed for the first time as the government pushes to renew it. The five-year “readmission (read more…)

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Censorship And Imprisonment In China Are Against Covid Citizen Journalists

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Originally published by BizNews on December 5, 2020 A few weeks ago, the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of China issued a statement explaining that 5,797 people had been arrested and 6,755 prosecuted for crimes related to the pandemic . Notable among the cases mentioned was the arrest of a supermarket customer (read more…)

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Activist held in China after retweeting ‘ink girl’ video of defaced Xi Jinping poster

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Originally published by HKFP on December 5, 2020 A Chinese activist has been detained by police after voicing his support on Twitter for “ink girl” Dong Yaoqiong, who defaced a poster of leader Xi Jinping in 2018. Police in Zhuzhou city in Hunan province are holding Ou Biaofeng in administrative (read more…)

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China’s Landmark Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Mired in Power, Politics

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on December 4, 2020 A landmark sexual harassment case involving a top Chinese state-run TV personality and a former intern that was inspired by the #MeToo hashtag campaign and the victims of Harvey Weinstein is mired in uncertainty amid an ongoing crackdown on the (read more…)

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Chinese dissident who defaced Xi poster says she’s on ‘verge of collapse’

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Originally published by Breitbart on December 2, 2020 Dec. 2 (UPI) — A Chinese woman who said she was forcibly hospitalized twice after defacing a poster of Chinese leader Xi Jinping in 2018 said she is the target of state surveillance and on the brink of a breakdown. Dong Yaoqiong (read more…)

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