MADRID, 6 (EUROPA PRESS)
The influential chinese dissident Xu Zhangrun has been arrested this Monday in Beijing after publishing an article that accused the Government of managing bad the pandemic of coronavirus, and to show an “impotence systematic” about it.
Xu, a professor of Tsinghua University allegedly linked to the Government of Australia, completed his phd at the University of Melbourne in the year 2000. According to several activists, would have been stopped at 10.00 (local time) after he had published several articles critical of Beijing.
The texts came to light in February and, as has been indicated by the Government, are “provocative” and accused the authorities of staying “happily watching” while “missed a critical opportunity to contain the virus”.
“The cause of all these lies, lately, must be the president, Xi Jinping, and to those around you,” he said in an article published by the Australian National University. So, has accused the chinese Government of imposing severe measures against the dissemination of information “true” and ignore “consciously” your responsibility in the crisis of the coronavirus.
For the activist, the pandemic coronavirus has revealed the “rotting core of the chinese Government”, as well as the “empty of the disturbing State, which has been shown as never before”, as has collected the newspaper ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’.
The chinese authorities, however, have maintained that they have acted quickly to contain the pandemic at the close of the Hubei province, the first focus of infection, the past month of February. There reside about 60 million people. The closure was subsequently praised by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Xu was already under house arrest after the publication of his last article: “I can predict now in a very simple way that there will be greater punishment”. His followers have indicated in a statement that he is “prepared to go to jail”.