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Chinese Journalist Goes on Trial for Tweets After Nine Months in Prison

Chinese journalist Zhang Jialong went on trial Wednesday for the “crime” of using Twitter to distribute “a great amount of false information that defamed the image” of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This got him arrested on the CCP’s one-size-fits-all-dissidents charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble. As is customary in China’s repressive justice system, Zhang has been held without trial or formal charges since August, and has not been allowed to see his wife and child.

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