(ReliableNews.org) – The Chinese government doesn’t like criticism. Officials tightly control freedom of expression throughout the country. On July 6, we learned of another example of how terribly they treat their citizens.
Chinese officials arrested Xu Zhangrun, an outspoken professor. The teacher was in his home on house arrest when he was taken to jail. His imprisonment comes after he wrote a paper criticizing the government’s response to COIVD-19. According to reports, he’s being charged with solicitation of prostitution. Friends called the charge “ridiculous.”
Xu Zhangrun, a prominent law professor who harshly criticized Xi Jinping in a series of essays written in elegant Chinese, has been detained, supposedly on charges of soliciting prostitution – a move straight out of the authoritarian playbook https://t.co/g4Azce3Dsa
— Amy Qin (@amyyqin) July 6, 2020
It’s hardly a surprise China is arresting citizens like Zhangrun after speaking out. Dissent in the mainland has long been frowned upon. With the international community’s spotlight on China, you’d think its leadership would take a break. Apparently, not though. But hey, what can we expect from a country that hid a deadly virus from the rest of the world?
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