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Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan still on hunger strike 中国公民记者张展仍在绝食抗争

Free ZhangZhan
London, United Kingdom

Nov 14, 2020 — 

Thank you for signing this petition to show your solidarity with Zhang Zhan, who went to Wuhan to report on the Coronavirus crisis defying repression. She showed remarkable courage in fighting for human rights and freedom of speech in today’s China.

谢谢您签名支持张展不惧高压,去武汉报道肺炎疫情真相、争取言论自由、争取人权的努力!

Today marks 6 months since citizen journalist and former lawyer Zhang Zhan was arrested from Wuhan by Shanghai police and detained in Pudong Detention Center. According to RFA’s recent reports, Zhan has been on a prolonged hunger strike since May to protest her arbitrary detention and show her determination not to be coerced into admitting guilt; she has been fed fluid by those in her cell to maintain her life. The authorities accuse her of “fabricating lies” and intend to sentence her to 5 years. Lawyer Wen Yu has been pressurized into withdrawing from representing her.

前律师、公民记者张展5月14日被上海警方跨境抓捕,羁押在浦东看守所,到今天整整6个月了。据自由亚洲电台最新报道,张展在狱中不妥协、不认罪,自被捕以来一直在绝食抗争,狱友喂食延续生命;当局指控她在武汉“编造谎言”,欲重判她五年;其代理律师之一闻宇不久前在当局的压力下退出。

One of Zhan’s friends, who is also a lawyer, said: “Interviewing people on streets during the Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic is an action detested by the authorities. If not for overseas netizens’ continuous attention to Zhan’s case, it would have been buried and forgotten long ago.”

张展的一位的律师朋友说,“武汉肺炎街头采访,这些都是当局所痛恨的,如果不是海外网友一直在关注张展,张展案早已销声匿迹了。”

Since the launch of the #FreeZhangZhan petition, several media reports mentioned this petition attracting support from people in and outside China. Thank you again for your support! Please continue to share this petition on various platforms and voice your support to Zhan, especially when she is still on a hunger strike. We hope more individuals and organizations committed to human rights will speak up for Zhang Zhan.

自由张展联署活动发起后,多家媒体对张展案的报道中都会提到已有众多海内外网友签名支持张展。再次谢谢您的参与!请继续转发本联署活动,声援张展的绝食抗争,让更多重视中国人权的海内外人士、媒体及机构为张展发声!不方便参与联署的国内朋友请将想对张展或当局说的话发给我们代为匿名公布(推特标签 #墙内声援张展的声音)。

Contact Us 联系张展关注组

freezhangzhan@gmail.com

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Relevant links 相关链接

https://www.csw.org.uk/2020/11/13/press/4887/article.htm

https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/QL-10302020035518.html

https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-11122020060918.html

https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_20.html


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