tirsdag 8. oktober 2019

China Detains Brother of Top Law Professor Over 'Terrorist' Video

Authorities in the Chinese capital have detained the brother of a prominent legal scholar after he posted an Islamic State video to social media in protest at a recent visit to Beijing by the Taliban.

He Weitong, younger brother of Peking University law professor He Weifang, is being held under criminal detention in Beijing on suspicion of "disseminating extremist, terrorist content," his friends said. He was detained after posting a 10-second clip of Islamic Statemilitants executing unarmed civilians on Sept. 12, a friend who gaveonly his surname Zhang told RFA. "He was taken into criminal detention on Sept. 30," Zhang said. "They are holding him on suspicion of disseminating terrorism and possessing terrorist content."