A 19-year-old in Guangdong had his motorcycle confiscated after police caught him riding without a license, and decided to retaliate by posting a series of bomb threats online. The idiot, surnamed Zhen, posted, “I decided to bomb the police station. It’s better that they die than I die,” and was reportedly surprised when he was later detained.
The case strongly echoes that of singer Wu Hongfei, who was also detained by police after posting her intent to blow up government buildings. South China Morning Post contact Wu Hongfei’s lawyer to comment on this latest case, and reports:
“I don’t think the punishment is suitable. Because Zhen doesn’t intend to disturb social order and he just vented his anger,” said lawyer Chen Jiangang by phone, who handled Singer Wu Hongfei’s bomb threat case.
Wu posted bomb threats online on July 21 and was detained for 10 days.
“The government has been trying hard to enforce social stability, but it never deals with the roots of the problem. The method won’t work.” added Chen.
Zhen is still detained, but if police handle his case as they did Wu’s, he should be released relatively soon. Zhen and Wu’s threats both come in the wake of Ji Zhongxing’s bombing of Beijing International Airport.