Wednesday, June 18, 2014

People on Sina Weibo With Profile Photos of Cute Young Women Agree: Civil Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang is Guilty and Should Be Punished

On June 13, 2014, the Beijing Public Security Office posted a notice on its official Sina Weibo saying:
Following authorization from the Procuratorate, on June 13, 2014, the Beijing Public Security Bureau has arrested Pu Zhiqiang on suspicion of the committing the crimes of picking quarrels and illegally obtaining people's personal information. The Public Security Bureau is currently carrying out further investigation into other crimes that Pu Zhiqiang is suspected of committing.
This screenshot shows the Beijing PSB's Sina Weibo posts, along with translations of some comments left by Weibo users.

On June 11, 2014, several Sina Weibo users who did not use images of cute young women as their profile photos, for example lawyer Luo Changping (罗昌平) and Lawyer's Digest (律师文摘), posted an account of a recent meeting between Pu and his Lawyer Zhang Sizhi (张思之), but it was quickly deleted.

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Similarly, Zhang Xuezhong (张雪忠), another lawyer representing Pu Zhiqiang, published an essay entitled "What Crime Has Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang Committed?" (浦志强律师何罪之有?). As this screenshot shows, searches for the title of that essay on Sina Weibo returned no results, just a censorship notice.