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Friday, January 11, 2008

Citizen Journalist Beaten to Death in China

CNN is reporting that a citizen who pulled out his mobile phone to film a confrontation between city inspectors and villagers was beaten to death. According to CNN, the villagers were trying to prevent trucks from dumping waste near their homes.
When Wei Wenhua took out his cell phone to record the protest, more than 50 municipal inspectors turned on him, attacking him for five minutes. Wei was dead on arrival at a Tianmen hospital, the report said.
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