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On the Case of Zhang Zhan

The United States is deeply concerned over reports that PRC citizen journalist Ms. Zhang Zhan has disappeared following her expected release from Shanghai Women’s Prison on May 13 after four years in prison on charges associated with her reporting on the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan.  The United States has repeatedly expressed our serious concerns about the arbitrary nature of her detention and authorities’ mistreatment of her.  We reiterate our call for the PRC to respect the human rights of Ms. Zhang, including by immediately ending the restrictive measures that she and all journalists in the PRC face, which include surveillance, censorship, harassment, and intimidation. Journalists in the PRC should be safe and able to report freely.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/on-the-case-of-zhang-zhan/

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