Zhang Zhan had criticised the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak on social media. Photo: Handout
Zhang Zhan had criticised the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak on social media. Photo: Handout

Jailed Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan explains motivations in pre-arrest videos

  • Supporters hope to raise global awareness of the 38-year-old, who has been on hunger strike in prison after her arrest while reporting on Covid-19 in Wuhan
  • In the interviews, recorded before her 2020 arrest, Zhang says it is up to her generation to speak up, ‘otherwise the authorities will have free rein’

Topic |   Human rights in China
Zhang Zhan had criticised the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak on social media. Photo: Handout
Zhang Zhan had criticised the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak on social media. Photo: Handout
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