China Arrests Journalist Who Posted Claims of Corruption Online
Posted: 10/10/2013 | By: Bloomberg News
A Chinese journalist who posted
allegations of corrupt dealings during the privatization of
state-owned assets has been formally arrested on a defamation
charge, his lawyer said.
The Beijing People’s Procuratorate approved Liu Hu’s arrest
on Sept. 30, lawyer Zhou Ze said by phone today. Liu, who worked
for the Guangzhou-based New Express, had been in detention since
Aug. 24, according to Zhou.