UN urges China to free seriously ill journalist jailed over Wuhan Covid reporting

Posted by on November 19, 2021 9:15 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Citizen reporter Zhang Zhan, who is on a hunger strike, was imprisoned after questioning authorities’ handling of outbreak in city

The United Nations has urged China to release a citizen journalist jailed for her coverage of the country’s Covid-19 response and who her family say is close to death after a hunger strike.

The UN rights office voiced alarm at reports that 38-year-old Zhang Zhan’s health was deteriorating rapidly and that her life was at serious risk from the hunger strike.

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