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Chinese city sues citizen for insulting a dead fireman--

• by Reuters

 Prosecutors filed a lawsuit against an individual for spreading rumours online

Said individual is accused of slandering a firefighter who died in the line of duty

The fireman is said to have given away his respirator and is declared a martyr

This is the first such case after China passed law on the protection of heroes

Chinese prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against an individual who is accused of slandering a late fireman deemed as a martyr.

The individual, identified only by the surname Zeng, is said to have made 'defamatory' and 'truthful' speeches on social media against firefighter Xie Yong.


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