Activist to be freed three years after exposing China’s Covid crisis

Fang Bin was jailed on charge of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’ after posting details of the virus in early 2020

An activist holds a photo of Covid campaigner Fang Bin in 2020. Photo: Getty Images© AFP via Getty Images

Kanis Leung and Huizhong Wu

Chinese authorities are about to release a man who disappeared three years ago after publicising videos of overcrowded hospitals and bodies during the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a relative.

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