Only we can lock up journalists and get away with it, UK embassy warns China | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Only we can lock up journalists and get away with it, UK embassy warns China

The UK is railing against China's persecution of journalist Zhang Zhan. But back at home, Julian Assange is under lock and key at Belmarsh prison for speaking the truth.

The British embassy in Beijing published a scathing statement against China for sentencing a citizen journalist to four years in prison on Monday, raising concerns about “media freedom” in the country.

What it failed to mention, however, is that back at home the British government is currently persecuting its own journalist – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

“The case of Zhang Zhan – who was arrested for her reporting on Covid-19 in Wuhan earlier this year and today sentenced to four years – raises serious concerns about media freedom in China,” declared the embassy, adding that Zhang is “one of at least 47 journalists currently in detention in China.”

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