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.