Joint Statement : China must release imprisoned journalist Zhang Zhan, who is at imminent risk of death

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The 29 Principles, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, Paris Bar Association, Taipei Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee, Human Rights Now, and China Change, call on Chinese authorities to grant medical parole to citizen journalist and former lawyer Zhang Zhan, who was sentenced to four years in prison in December 2020 after being detained for documenting the government’s response to COVID-19 in Wuhan, Hubei province. Zhang’s health is rapidly deteriorating, and her family says she will not make it through the winter if she is not released soon.

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