Two years after writing a song, man serves two-week detention

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/4/18 15:23:41

a pair of handcuffs. Photo: IC

 A man from Southwest China was taken by authorities 1,700 kilometers back to his village to serve a two-week detention for lyrics he wrote two years ago that criticized local officials who were seen beating another man.  

In July 2017, a villager in Zhenxiong county, Yunnan Province was beaten by some county officials after riding a motorcycle across newly painted traffic markings.

That month another man, surnamed Huang, wrote lyrics about the beating and published them on his WeChat account.

Earlier this month Huang was arrested in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province by Zhenxiong police. He was brought back to Yunnan overnight and detained for two weeks. 

An official on Wednesday told the Yunnan Daily that Huang's song had violated the Public Security Administration Punishment Law by "picking a quarrel and making trouble."

In March, the county government asked local bloggers to abide by laws and protect the development and image of Zhenxiong county. 

Huang said he has deleted his WeChat post about the beating, but maintained the lyrics were only aimed at a few lawless officials. Most of the articles he published were positive and for public good, he said. 

Huang also wondered how the officials were handled after the beating. "Why haven't the results been published?" Huang said.

There was an investigation of the case, the government official told Yunnan Daily, and details of the case are on record.

Yunnan Daily


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