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Update: After almost two and a half years of being disappeared, news emerges that human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng was sentenced to four years. 

Đầu tuần này, một tin gây chú ý rằng Facebook đã chịu khuất phục trước áp lực tại Việt Nam khi đồng ý kiểm duyệt các bài đăng được coi là chống nhà nước ở quốc gia này sau khi hai công ty viễn thông nhà nước cản trở lưu lượng truy cập vào trang web của Facebook.
Earlier this week, news broke that Facebook had succumbed to pressure in Vietnam to censor posts deemed “anti-state” in the country after two state telecommunications firms seriously impeded traffic to its site by taking its servers offline.

One of three citizen journalists who went missing in Wuhan while covering the Coronavirus outbreak has returned with a new video. But Li Zehua, in this one, oddly, praises the police, countering criticisms against them following his disappearance.

In early April, the UN announced plans to partner with Tencent, one of China's leading surveillance and censorship enterprises. Safeguard Defenders was among several groups that raised human rights concerns about this plan.

Safeguard Defenders, with 87 other NGOs and parties, submitted evidence and recommendations to an Australian parliamentary committee set up to debate the adoption of a 'Magnitsky Act' to target human rights abusers worldwide.

On 2 April 2020 a group of one hundred Chinese establishment scholars wrote an open letter decrying the "many critical voices politicizing the COVID-19 pandemic".

The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic has ruled that eight Taiwanese who are accused by Beijing of telecom fraud cannot be extradited to China.
Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is expected to be released after completing his sentence on 5 April 2020.
Safeguard Defenders have nominated rights defense lawyer Wang Quanzhang and his wife Li Wenzu, who is also a human rights defender, for the 2020 Tulip Human Rights Award.

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