Ningxia man held in detention for insulting martyrs

China Military Online
Li Jiayao

YINCHUAN, May 22 (ChinaMil) -- A man in Yinchuan, capital city of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, who posted insulting comments on martyrs on the Internet, has been held in administrative detention by the police, said the Public Security Bureau of Yinchuan.

According to the police, at 23:00 p.m. on May 17, a netizen surnamed Jiang posted on social media Sina Weibo insulting comments on martyrs including Dong Cunrui and Huang Jiguang, and said "I'll wait and see whether I'll be arrested for posting these comments".

The post caused great indignation online. After receiving the report, Yinchuan police soon brought Jiang, who was then living in downtown Yinchuan, to the police station, where he admitted to the act of posting the illegal comments and accepted the penalty decision made by the police. In accordance with related laws, Jiang was fined 500 yuan and kept in administrative detention for 10 days for insulting others.

The police noted that cyberspace is also governed by the law. The Law of the People's Republic of China on Protection of Heroes and Martyrs has come into force since May 1, 2018, which stipulates that the name, portrait, reputation and honor of the heroes and martyrs are under legal protection. Any distortion, defamation, blasphemy and denial of their merits and spirit is prohibited and is punishable, even criminally, in accordance with the law.


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