torsdag 28. januar 2021

Court in China's Guangdong Jails 24 Over Posts on Xi Jinping's Family

Authorities in the southern province of Guangdong have jailed the administrator of a wiki-based forum for 14 years after a post revealed personal information about the close family of ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping, RFA has learned. Niu Tengyu was handed a 14-year jail term on Dec. 30, 2020 by the Maonan District People's Court in Guangdong's Maoming city, which found him guilty of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble," "violating others' privacy" and "running an illegal business," after a photo of Xi's daughter Xi Mingze was posted online.

"My son was arrested in early August 2019 because Xi Mingze’s photo was posted on the Zhina Wiki site," Niu's mother told RFA in a recent interview. "After this was seen by the central government, a special task force was formed, and a large number of police officers were sent across the country to arrest people connected to the site," she said.