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.

Chúng tôi đã tìm thấy cảnh quay của ít nhất 21 cá nhân kể từ năm 2007, những người đã bị buộc phải thú nhận trước camera. 

We found footage of at least 21 individuals since 2007 who had been forced to confess on film.

Safeguard Defenders assisted former journalist Peter Humphrey with filing an ethics complaint on February 26 with the World Health Organization over the continued appointment of a journalist complicit in rights abuse in China as one of its goodwill ambassadors.