A Chinese journalist who was chased and then detained in Wuhan – the centre of the country’s virus outbreak – has reappeared after almost two months.
Li Zehua broadcast the chase and his detention by police on 26 February, and had not been seen publicly since.
On Wednesday he published a video saying he spent two weeks in “quarantine” in Wuhan, followed by more quarantine in his home town.
He was told the quarantine was needed as he’d been to “sensitive areas”.
Who is Li Zehua?
Li Zehua is a citizen journalist who went to Wuhan in February, after another journalist, Chen Qiushi, went missing. In his first video from Wuhan he explained why we was there.
“Before I entered Wuhan, a friend who worked in the Chinese mainstream media told me… all the bad news about the epidemic has been collected by the central government.
“The local media can only report the good news about the patients’ recovery and so on. Of course, it remains uncertain whether that’s true, because this is just what I heard from my friends.”
His stories included an alleged cover-up of infections, and a busy crematorium. They were watched millions of times on Chinese platforms, YouTube, and Twitter.