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Fear Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan could be "tortured in prison" for reporting on COVID

Fear Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan could be "tortured in prison" for reporting on COVID

A Chinese court recently sentenced journalist Zhang Zhan to four years in jail for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble " following her #COVID19  coverage. She is reportedly being force-fed through a feeding tube and kept under physical restraint 24/7. #OneFreePress 

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Zhang Zhan, an independent journalist who had been posting reports from Wuhan on Twitter since early February, went missing on May 14, one day after she published a video critical of the government’s countermeasures to contain the coronavirus.

No appeal for China’s jailed coronavirus citizen journalist Zhang Zhan

#China CN The case of independent chinese journalist Zhang Zhan, imprisoned for reporting the pandemic from Wuhan, tops the '10 most urgent' list of @OneFreePress , focused on threats against press freedom and media workers in 2020. She must be released now

Why ‘citizen journalist’ Zhang Zhan and press freedom matters now more than ever | Editorial

Why ‘citizen journalist’ Zhang Zhan and press freedom matters now more than ever | from the @dallasnews 

Chinese journalist Zhang Zhan, who went missing one day after publishing a video critical of the government’s countermeasures to contain the coronavirus, tops January’s “10 Most Urgent” list focused on threats faced by journalists in 2020.

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Why ‘citizen journalist’ Zhang Zhan and press freedom matters now more than ever | Editorial

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Zhang Zhan, a Chinese citizen journalist who criticized the government's handling of the outbreak in Wuhan, was sentenced to four years in prison.

China jails citizen journalist Zhang Zhan for 4 years for reporting on the virus in Wuhan. She has been on a hunger strike since June and is reportedly force-fed via a nasal tube. China has punished 8 virus whistleblowers so far. 📸Her lawyer Zhang Keke talks to the press

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Heavy security as Chinese citizen journalist jailed for 4 years for reporting on Wuhan virus. Zhang Zhan's live reports were widely shared on social media in February 📹 Police try to block journalists outside the Shanghai court where Zhang was on trial

Chinese citizen journalist faces trial for Wuhan virus reporting. Zhang Zhan, a former lawyer, could face up to five years in jail if convicted of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" for her reporting 📸 @hectorretamal 

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#China : We are deeply concerned by the 4-year prison sentence imposed on citizen journalist Zhang Zhan. We raised her case with the authorities throughout 2020 as an example of the excessive clampdown on freedom of expression linked t #COVID19  & continue to call for her release.

Zhang Zhan, the first such person known to have been tried, was among a handful of people whose first-hand accounts from crowded hospitals and empty streets painted a more dire picture of the pandemic epicentre than the official narrative. #China  #Wuhan 

China sentenced a citizen journalist to 4 years in jail for her reporting on the early #COVID19  outbreak in Wuhan. Zhang Zhan is 1 of at least 4 citizen reporters accused of "provoking trouble" by reporting on the impact of the virus. She has been on hunger strike since June.

In her last report posted to YouTube on May 13, citizen journalist Zhang Zhan described how ‘human rights had suffered’ even after the lockdown ended. Two days later, she was detained by police

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