Several Corona Survivors in China Want To Sue The Government But Are Being Harassed Into Silence

China has a habit of not allowing its citizens to voice their opinion. It’s nothing new which is why several international social media platforms are banned in the country, but then there are juicy bits of revealing news, sometimes shocking too and some which question the government that appears on Chinese social media and then leaks out to the world. Now fed up[ with the coronavirus pandemic which may have taken a deadly toll in China more than the country is revealing, citizens are coming out protesting or questioning the government for answers related to the same.

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1Heavy clampdowns on dissenters in China

Authorities in China have begun clamping down heavily on dissenters and those who dare question the government. Grieving relatives and activists are asking the communist government for answers about the mishap in Wuhan and what went wrong. How did the coronavirus grow to such mega proportions killing thousands in China and infecting more than a million worldwide?

Corona Survivors in China Want To Sue The Government

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2Text messages surface about suing the government

Text messages have been surfacing and sent to phones of activists where many had the same common request. ‘Help me sue the Chinese government. One message said that their mother had died from the coronavirus because she was turned away from hospitals. Another said their father in law had died when in quarantine. The messages were sent to an activist Yang Zhanging who revealed the messages suddenly stopped and it seemed people changed their minds in late April. After he found that two of them had received threats from the local police.

Text messages surface about suing the government

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3Lawyers receiving threats by police

Even lawyers are being issued warnings to refuse cases or not file suits against the government. Many bereaved family members have been interrogated by police personnel who connected with others online and discussed the issues of suing the government. Those who have attempted to preserve reports about the Wuhan outbreak have even mysteriously disappeared.

Lawyers receiving threats by police

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