From Reuters, via the Washington Post:
Chinese police have detained three suspects in connection with the death of a reporter beaten to death as he investigated an illegal coal mine, state media said on Friday amid an outcry about media rights.
Lan Chengzhang, who worked for the China Trade News, died of an apparent brain hemorrhage on January 10 after more than 20 thugs set upon him and his taxi driver at the mine in Hunyuan county, in the northern province of Shanxi.
“Three suspects have been caught and the police are trying their best to find the remaining ones,” the Beijing News said, quoting an unnamed police officer in the city of Datong. [Full Text]