Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, 37, was sentenced to four years imprisonment by Shanghai's Pudong District People's Court on Dec. 28, 2020.
One of a group of citizen journalists detained, jailed, or "disappeared" after they went to the central city of Wuhan to cover the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zhang was sent to see the doctor by prison authorities on July 31 amid rising concerns for her health.
She was accused of "posting false information" on overseas social media platforms, Twitter and YouTube, and giving interviews to foreign news organizations.
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