Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:30 PM (GMT + 7)
Several Chinese were detained on charges of making inappropriate comments regarding soldiers who fell during the Sino-Indian border clash in June 2020.
The image of the deadly clash is from a video released by China Central Television.
At least 6 people were arrested by Chinese authorities for investigation under a law enacted three years ago. The law prohibits people from taking acts that offend “heroes and martyrs”, according to SCMP.
Detainees are believed to have made inappropriate comments regarding soldiers who fell during the Sino-Indian border clash in June 2020.
Last week, China announced the first time four soldiers were killed in a confrontation with Indian soldiers. Another officer was seriously injured in the head area.
The Chinese media describes the loyalty and sacrifice of its soldiers, while the Chinese military describes the soldiers as heroes.
A 40-year-old man surnamed Tian was arrested in Maoming City, Guangdong Province for “making inappropriate comments, defaming heroes who sacrificed themselves to protect the border”.
This man made a comment on social network WeChat. Some netizens later reported to the police. It is not clear what words Tian used to lead to his arrest.
“Should not offend the heroes,” police said. “Cyber is not a lawless place. All acts of slander, blatant insults will be strictly punished in accordance with the law “.
In another case, a man surnamed Yang, 25 years old, surrendered at the police station of Mianyang City, Sichuan Province, after admitting to insulting dead soldiers.
Yang used inappropriate words on the Weibo social network, saying that the soldiers were not considered heroes.
According to the People’s Daily, Yang was the third person to voluntarily report to the police after insulting the dead soldiers.
Most notably is the case of a person surnamed Qiu, who owns a Weibo social network account with 2.4 million subscribers. Qiu said that “all four soldiers who rushed to rescue the superior officer were all dead, proving that the rescue attempt failed and not only these 4 people died”.
Qiu was later arrested on charges of “making comments that insulted soldiers killed on the border, causing negative impacts on social life”. Qiu’s social network account has been deleted.
On February 22, police in Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province arrested a 20-year-old man surnamed Tang for making inappropriate comments. Tang is currently in custody for 15 days and is the sixth person to violate a rule that prohibits insulting “heroes and martyrs”.
Russian news agency TASS reported that at least 20 Indian and 45 Chinese soldiers were killed in the clash …
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