Chinese Blogger Beaten To Death By Government Officials

Blogueiro chinês morre espancado depois de gravar um portesto usando o telefone celular. Post do Techcrunch explica:

“(…) When Wei was present at some sort of confrontation or protest by local villages against municipal authorities when more than 50 municipal inspectors turned on him, attacking him for five minutes.

According to CNN, the killing has sparked outrage in China, ‘with thousands expressing outrage in Chinese Internet chat rooms, often the only outlet for public criticism of the government.’

The Chinese Government has moved swiftly to detain those involved, arresting 24 municipal inspectors whilst investigating more than 100 others in relation to the incident. Notably (for China) the story was published by the official state news service Xinhua, in what is believed to be an attempt to head off dissent over the mater by demonstrating that the Chinese Government does not condone those involved in the beating.”

Post do Global Voices detalha a morte:

“What began as a protest against a planned urban trash dump encroaching on a residential area held by the villagers there in Tianmen, Hubei province became a murder story after the city management officers moved from beating the residents to attacking passerby Wei Wenhua, the would-be citizen journalist filming the violence from his car with his cellphone, who they then quickly killed.(…)

On Monday in Hubei province’s Tianmen city, just happening to pass by a clash between chengguan and villagers and stopping to film it, Wei Henhua was beaten to death.
This makes me think of the incident in Los Angeles, America, when the beating of a black person by four cops was caught on film; following the incident, a court ruled the attackers innocent, and then tens of thousands of L.A. residents rioted, smashing up shops, torching cars, etc.(…)”