Yang Hengjun

Yang, a Chinese-born Australian writer, was seized by Chinese authorities during a visit to the country in January 2019. Subject to solitary confinement and interrogation in detention for nearly… More

Zhang Zhan

On December 28, 2020, a court sentenced Zhang, a citizen journalist covering COVID-19, to 4 years in prison for ‘picking quarrels and stirring up trouble’ after 7 months detained… More

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PEN America: Banning TikTok, WeChat Is Risky

"Banning apps is a whack-a-mole approach. It also sets a dangerous precedent for the government to shut down other social media apps in the name of national security." More

Zhang Giuqi

Poet Zhang was taken into police custody in May 2020, and charged with “inciting subversion of state power” a month later. Though unconfirmed, the charge is suspected to be… More

Gao Yu | Status: Continued Harassment | China

Accused of leaking state secrets, Chinese investigative journalist Gao Yu is serving a 5-year prison sentence despite serious health concerns. For now, she has been released from jail because… More