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  • because it a Chinese citizen journalist who covered the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has been jailed for four years.

  • 37 year old Chang Chan was found guilty on Monday off picking quarrels and provoking trouble, her lawyer said.

  • Chang's first hand accounts of crowded hospitals, empty streets and interviews with residents painted a more dire picture of the situation of Wuhan in the official narrative.

  • But her channel on YouTube also got her in the cross hairs off Chinese authorities.

  • She was detained in mid May and went on hunger strike in June, court documents reveal.

  • Her lawyers told the court.

  • Police strapped her arms down and force fed her through a tube.

  • By December, she was suffering headaches, giddiness, stomachache, low blood pressure and a throat infection request for Bell before Monday's trial were denied.

  • There was tight security outside the court in Shanghai, but one man turned up to show her support before he was escorted away.

  • I came here to try and see her.

  • I went there just now, but the staff told me it's not allowed, especially not in a criminal case.

  • China is one of several citizen journalists who have run into trouble for reporting on Wuhan.

  • China has come under fire for its early handling of the pandemic, with Beijing accused of failing to warn the world about how bad the situation waas.

  • Since the first cases of covert were detected in Wuhan last December, the disease has spread worldwide, infecting more than 80 million people and killing over 1.7 million.

because it a Chinese citizen journalist who covered the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has been jailed for four years.

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China jails citizen-journalist for four years over Wuhan virus reporting

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/30
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