Chinese activist who posted videos from Covid-hit Wuhan has left prison

Confirmation of Zhang Zhan’s release comes after international attention on her situation


A Chinese woman who served four years in prison over her video reports from Wuhan during the early days of the pandemic has been released from a Shanghai prison facility, following more than a week of online speculation about her whereabouts. 

Zhang Zhan, 40 years old, was detained and sentenced by a Chinese court in 2020 after documenting in more than 120 videos how Covid-19 ravaged the city where the coronavirus was first detected. She remains under tight surveillance, according to human-rights activists and dissidents, but has been able to contact her friends via the Chinese messaging app WeChat, said the activists and dissidents. Her current whereabouts remains unclear.

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