Saturday, May 30, 2015

Baidu and Sina Weibo Censor Search Results for Artist Dai Jianyong

These screenshots show that on May 27, 2015, Baidu and Sina Weibo began censoring search results for “Dai Jianyong” (戴建勇).

According to an image of a detention notice for Dai Jianyong posted on Sina Weibo before the censorship began (see below), he was detained under Article 20 of the Criminal Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国刑事诉讼法). That article states:
The intermediate people’s courts have jurisdiction as courts of first instance over the following criminal cases:
(1) cases endangering state security or involving terrorist activities;
(2) cases punishable by life imprisonment or death.