Source: Slandering Heroes – China’s Supreme People’s Court Cites Precedents
In China there are civil consequences of defaming even deceased “heroes”: persons of high reputation. But the consequences may be more than civil liability. Beijing attorney Pu Zhiqiang since the Tian An Men 1989 protests has defended dissenters and provoked controversy on “sensitive” matters. He was charged and convicted last year of “picking quarrels” via his posts on WeiBo – a public internet platform like Google + widely used in China. But according to China Real Time Report the charges included Pu’s arrest for maligning the revered Lei Feng.