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No appeal for China’s jailed coronavirus citizen journalist Zhang Zhan

Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan has given up her right to appeal against the four-year prison term imposed for her reporting from the central Chinese city of Wuhan in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to legal sources.The decision brought Zhang’s case to a close this week, after the 37-year-old former lawyer was found guilty by Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court at the end of last month. She was convicted for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a broadly defined…

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