ProState in Flames Attacker Charged with Intentional Injury

The man who in February 14 stabbed blogger Xu Lai at a book reading in February has been formally charged with intentional injury.  Danwei translates this article from the Mirror (Chinese):

There are new developments in blogger ProState in Flames’ stabbing case. This paper learned today that Yang Chun has been charged with intentional injury and the case has been accepted by the Chaoyang Court.

The public prosecution claims that at 4pm on February 14, 2009, in the second-floor bathroom of the One Way Street Bookstore in Wanda Plaza, Chaoyang District, Yang Chun stabbed Xu Lai (the ProState in Flames blogger) in the abdomen, resulting in serious injuries.

The prosecution says that Xu Lai, the stabbing victim, was an editor at a newspaper in Beijing. Yang Chun believed that information he published harmed the reputation of one of his friends, so he stabbed him. On February 20, Yang Chun was arrested in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.

See previous CDT coverage of the Xu Lai stabbing here and here.


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