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Chinese Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan faces 5-years jail (General)

by dulan drift, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 18:32 (9 days ago) @ dulan drift

This is (another) insight into what it would be like in Taiwan (or anywhere) if China gets its totalitarian claws in.

Zhang Zhan was detained on May 14, 2020 and is now officially charged with "picking quarrels and provoking trouble".

What quarrel exactly? She reported from Wuhan on the Wuhan outbreak, including the detention of other journalists, and the harassment of families seeking accountability. She also, according to the indictment: “accepted interviews with overseas media Radio Free Asia and Epoch Times and maliciously stirred up the Wuhan epidemic situation.”

She was on a hunger strike but authorities began force-feeding her.

Imagine the chilling effect these detentions have - then consider the courage of those activists who speak out anyway.


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