Lawyer Ren Quanniu (center), representing Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan who reported on Wuhan’s COVID-19 outbreak and was placed in detention since May, arrives at the Shanghai Pudong New District People’s Court where Zhang is set for trial in Shanghai on Dec. 28. Ren has since been disbarred.

Lawyer Ren Quanniu (C), representing Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan who reported on Wuhan’s Covid-19 outbreak and placed under detention since May, arrives at the Shanghai Pudong New District People’s Court where Zhang is set for trial in Shanghai on December 28, 2020. (Photo by Leo RAMIREZ / AFP) (Photo by LEO RAMIREZ/AFP via Getty Images)