Detained activist fears for missing zero-Covid protesters in China


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The detained human rights activist Ding Jiaxi has expressed concern for the young protesters who have disappeared since participating in the “blank paper” protests against zero-Covid that stunned China last year. At least 16 of them are still in police detention, according to names gathered by activists, while Ding himself has been detained for more than three years. On Friday he met his lawyer, Peng Jian, via video link. It was the first time the two had met since Ding was awarded the US state department’s global human rights defender award on 1 February. According to his wife, Luo Shengchun,...