Chinese Citizen Journalist Jailed For 4 Years For Wuhan Viru
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A Chinese citizen journalist was jailed for four years for her reporting from Wuhan as the Covid-19 outbreak unfurled, she was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court for allegedly picking quarrels and provoking trouble during her reporting in the chaotic initial stages of the outbreak.

Her live reports and essays were shared on social media platforms in February, grabbing the attention of authorities, who have punished eight virus whistleblowers so far as they defang criticism of the government's response to the outbreak.

The court said she had spread false remarks online, according to one of her lawyers, but the prosecution did not fully divulge its evidence in court. We had no way of understanding what exactly she was accused of doing describing it as a speedy, rushed hearing, he added.

Concerns are mounting over the health of 37-year-old Zhang, who began a hunger strike in June and has been force-fed via a nasal tube. Her legal team said her health was in decline and she suffered from headaches, dizziness and stomach pain, and that she had appeared in court in a wheelchair.

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https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/chinese-citizen-journalist-zhang-zhan-jailed-for-4-years-for-wuhan-coronavirus-reports-2344421
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