Tianjin man criticized Yuan Longping was punished, netizens questioned the Chinese Communist Party law enforcement

A man in Tianjin was taken into criminal compulsory measures on May 22 for making disgruntled remarks about the late Chinese rice expert Yuan Longping. (Weibo photo)

On May 22, Chinese rice expert Yuan Longping died after a long illness, and the mainland Internet was in mourning. However, some people also made disgruntled remarks against Yuan, sarcastically suggesting that he had changed rice genes, for which a Tianjin man was taken into criminal compulsory measures.

At 20:15 on the same day, the official microblog of the Tianjin Public Security Bureau, “Safe Tianjin”, issued a notice, saying that it had received a report from the public that the netizen “the winner is the king” had “posted insulting remarks in his WeChat circle of friends, causing bad social influence “. The person is Li Mou (male, 38 years old) from Jinghai District, Tianjin, has been taken to criminal compulsory measures.

The briefing also said, “Heroic martyrs are not allowed to desecrate.”

According to pictures circulating online, Li sent a circle of friends saying that Yuan Longping “finally died” and “he made rice lose its original genes, changed its original intention and made it a slave”.

Regarding the punishment Li received, some Weibo users said, “The criminal law was used too casually.” “What about CGTN disinformation?”

Others asked, “It’s angry, but is it legal?” Some replied, “If the privileged authorities say it’s legal, it’s legal, and when you go in you have no human rights to speak of.”

Some people also pointed out that the notice of SafeTianjin said that “heroic martyrs are not allowed to desecrate”, which proves that the police arrested people illegally. The netizen said, “Yuan has obviously not been recognized as a heroic martyr, so the arrest under this article is clearly illegal.”

The Epoch Times reporter looked at the Communist Party’s “Regulations on the Praise of Martyrs” and found that Chapter 2, “Assessment of Martyrs,” gives five criteria for assessing martyrs, all of which are citizens who “died” in the line of duty. The company’s main goal is to provide the best possible service to its customers.

In addition to the intervention of the Communist Party’s public security, the microblogging platform also issued a message on the afternoon of the 22nd, saying that it would close accounts for one year for “spreading rumors and insulting attacks against heroic figures of merit.