A rights group on Tuesday called for an investigation into the near-fatal beating of a journalist in China, who is known for his reporting on the sensitive issue of forced relocations.
Sun Hongjie, a reporter based in the far-western Xinjiang region, was left brain-dead after he was beaten over the head by four or five men on Saturday night, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in a statement.
"In view of the suspicious nature of the attack, Reporters Without Borders urges the local and national authorities to carry out a transparent investigation that examines all the possible motives," the statement said. More...
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