Zhang Zhan was arrested for allegedly “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a catch-all charge often used to detain dissidents in China. Photo: Handout Zhang Zhan was arrested for allegedly “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a catch-all charge often used to detain dissidents in China. Photo: Handout
Zhang Zhan was arrested for allegedly “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a catch-all charge often used to detain dissidents in China. Photo: Handout

Chinese citizen journalist arrested after reporting on coronavirus from Wuhan

  • Zhang Zhan is being held in police custody in Shanghai’s Pudong district on public disturbance charges, her father confirms
  • The 37-year-old live-streamed from the outbreak epicentre in February and wrote an article critical of the authorities’ response

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Zhang Zhan was arrested for allegedly “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a catch-all charge often used to detain dissidents in China. Photo: Handout Zhang Zhan was arrested for allegedly “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a catch-all charge often used to detain dissidents in China. Photo: Handout
Zhang Zhan was arrested for allegedly “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a catch-all charge often used to detain dissidents in China. Photo: Handout
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