Zhang Zhan, 37, a former Shanghai lawyer and citizen journalist who covered the early days of Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak, has been jailed for four years over “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. Photo: AFP/YouTube Zhang Zhan, 37, a former Shanghai lawyer and citizen journalist who covered the early days of Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak, has been jailed for four years over “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. Photo: AFP/YouTube
Zhang Zhan, 37, a former Shanghai lawyer and citizen journalist who covered the early days of Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak, has been jailed for four years over “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. Photo: AFP/YouTube

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Zhang Zhan, 37, a former Shanghai lawyer and citizen journalist who covered the early days of Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak, has been jailed for four years over “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. Photo: AFP/YouTube Zhang Zhan, 37, a former Shanghai lawyer and citizen journalist who covered the early days of Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak, has been jailed for four years over “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. Photo: AFP/YouTube
Zhang Zhan, 37, a former Shanghai lawyer and citizen journalist who covered the early days of Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak, has been jailed for four years over “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. Photo: AFP/YouTube
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