Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer and citizen journalist who was arrested in May while reporting from Wuhan, has been sentenced to four years in jail lawyer said, just hours after the trial began. The Guardian reports that Zhang was arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” – an accusation commonly used against dissidents, activists and journalists – with her video and blog reports from the Wuhan lockdown and was charged last month with disseminating false information. Zhang – one of several citizen journalists detained in Wuhan around the same time – denies the charges and says all her reports were from first-hand accounts with locals. Fellow citizen journalist, Fang Bin, was arrested in February but his detention location remains secret, while Chen Mei and Cai Wei are awaiting trial in Beijing after they were arrested in April for archiving censored information about the virus.