Saturday, July 4, 2015   

Chinese woman held over Twitter comment
(06-10 15:34)

A Chinese woman was arrested for comments made on Twitter, state media said, with the detainee apparently a student who posted about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.
The arrest comes after authorities stepped up censorship and detained dozens of people ahead of last week's 25th anniversary of the crackdown, in which soldiers killed hundreds, by some estimates more than 1,000, protesters.
Authorities in Beijing arrested a 22-year-old, surnamed Zhao, for using Twitter to ''spread news of law-breaking methods,'' the China News Service said.
The details given in the report appeared to match the Twitter account of Zhao Huaxu, a student in Beijing, who had posted a plan to use a transmitting station to broadcast information about the Tiananmen crackdown via SMS.
Twitter is blocked in China by a system dubbed the ''Great Firewall of China,'' although some users circumvent controls to use the service.
More than 40 journalists, lawyers, scholars and activists were held under various forms of detention ahead of the June 4 anniversary, Amnesty International said, in a larger clampdown than in previous years.--AFP   
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