Social Media Influencer in China Sentenced to Prison for Satirizing and Humiliating Chinese People’s Volunteers Martyrs | Life

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A Chinese social media influencer has been sentenced to seven months in prison for his “humiliating” satires. ―Photo Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — A social media influencer has been sentenced to seven months in prison after being found guilty of satirizing and humiliating the martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV).

When sentencing Luo Changping, the court in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, also ordered him to issue a public apology on news sites and newspapers, including sina.com, Legal Daily and People’s Liberation Army Daily, world times reported.

Luo voluntarily donated 80,000 yuan (RM52,468) to the memorial hall commemorating the War of Resisting U.S. Aggression and Aiding Korea (1950-1953) in Liaoning Province, northeast China. China, as compensation.

With more than two million followers on Chinese Twitter Sina Weibo, he posted the remarks on CPV last October after the release of the film The Battle at Lake Changjin.

In the film, a scene which showed a company of CPV soldiers freezing to death during the Battle of Changjin Lake in the war to resist US aggression and aid Korea.

The company was therefore named Bingdiaolian or Ice Carving Company, but Luo changed it to Shadiaolian or Stupid Company.

Luo’s action angered many Chinese netizens who reported the matter to Sina Weibo, and his account was subsequently banned.

Although the offending post was deleted the next day and he apologized on his WeChat account, Luo’s words were not forgotten.

Later, he confessed to the Jiyang Branch of the Sanya Public Security Bureau and was placed under criminal detention for allegedly violating the dignity and reputation of heroes and martyrs.

Investigations showed that Luo violated the right to “reputation and the right to honor of heroes and martyrs” by posting nine satirical and humiliating posts on Weibo since 2009, which got more than 17 million views and likes. comments.

The court said that the heroic deeds of the VPCs are treasured memories for the Chinese nation, which should be continued by the Chinese people and not desecrated or defamed.

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