Chinese blogger murderedChinese government officials(city inspectors) beat to death a Chinese blogger(Wei Wenhua,41) who filmed their confrontation with villager in Central China.
This has created a kind of flaming issue in Chinese Internet Chatrooms and forums condemning the cowardly act. And, this has alarmed the advocates of press freedom.
An international press freedom group, Reporters Without Borders, protested the killing.
"Wei is the first 'citizen journalist' to die in China because of what he was trying to film," the group said in a statement.
"He was beaten to death for doing something which is becoming more and more common and which was a way to expose law-enforcement officers who keep on overstepping their limits."
In the response, it is said government fired all those involved into the incidents and informed further investigations are running.
A scuffle developed when residents tried to prevent trucks from unloading the rubbish, local news(Xinhua) said. And, when Wei took out his cell phone to record the protest, more than 50 municipal inspectors turned on him, attacking him for five minutes. Wei was dead on arrival at a Tianmen hospital, the report said.
It is really a bad news that a blogger is brutally murdered by some government officials.
Few weeks ago, i wrote about Arabian blogger who's whereabouts is still unknown. What's going on, i've no idea. And, contemporary blogger from Nepal, Umesh Shrestha has written dynamic and revolutionary posts depicting real face of then autocratic regime of king. I worry for his well-being because, no one sees whats happening next and I just want to wish him GOOD LUCK and BE SAFE message. The reason for this message is because, bloggers are being targeted for some reasons and more often these days.