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Chinese man sent to jail for joking about ‘joining’ ISIS – Daily Pakistan


BEIJING – A person in China who jokingly mentioned he would be a part of the Islamic State has been sentenced to 9 months in jail, state media reported on Monday.

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Chinese language authorities monitoring on-line exercise arrested Zhang Qiang, 31, sentenced him to 9 months in jail and fined him $150, in accordance with a report in Staff’ Day by day. He had written the joke on WeChat, China’s social media and texting utility.

Zhang was charged with “inciting terrorism and extremism.”

In accordance with authorities, the defendant modified his profile image to of Osama bin Laden, the previous chief of al-Qaeda. In chat rooms, he would textual content, “Look now, the massive man is right here.”

He would additionally urge different chat room individuals to “enlist along with the Islamic State.”

A month after he made the statements, the Changping District Safety Bureau within the metropolis of Beijing arrested Zhang and charged him with inciting terrorism.

Police searched Zhang’s smartphone and laptop, however didn’t discover different articles associated to “terrorism,” in accordance with the report.

Most of the social media customers in China have mentioned the sentence is “too heavy.”

China is tightening rules towards social media functions and messenger providers. Starting in October, service suppliers are required to confirm the id of on-line customers and retain chatting room information for a minimum of six months.

The Chinese language Communist Social gathering has additionally requested all identities be verified for customers making any feedback on-line.

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