South China Tiger Snapper Held On Mystery Charge

From China Daily:

Zhou Zhenglong, the Shaanxi farmer involved in the South China Tiger photograph controversy, has been detained by police for possessing prohibited items at home.

Chengdu Commercial Daily quoted an unnamed Shaanxi provincial forestry administration bureau source as saying the 53-year-old Zhou was actually detained for questioning about the authenticity of the tiger photographs as the police did not mention what the prohibited items in his home were.

“Please wait for a while, information will be issued soon,” an official with the Shaanxi provincial government, who declined to be named, told China Daily yesterday.

The Chengdu-based newspaper said Zhou was detained two weeks ago, and had confessed that the photographs he had taken of the South China Tiger were fake.

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June 25, 2008 7:16 PM
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