A 16-year-old from Gansu surnamed Yang attracted Shanghaiist’s attention two months ago when he became the first person arrested under the government’s 500-retweets Weibo crackdown. Yang was released from detention after a few days but he is, apparently, tainted goods; the young man was recently expelled from his school due to ‘various pressures.’
The Yusheng Middle School in Tianshui, Gansu, has refused to admit Yang as a student following his detention and subsequent release. Their refusal has created a massive headache for Yang, his family, and local officials, as China Daily reports:
[School officials] spoke to him [Yang] a week ago to explain that they “really can’t accept him due to various pressures.”
But all citizens have the right and responsibility to receive compulsory education in China, according to the provincial education department, which has instructed the city’s education bureau to examine the case.
The 16-year-old middle school student surnamed Yang was transferred to his current school on November 1, around a month after he was released by police thanks to the withdrawal of his criminal case. […]
Later, Yang filed an administrative review and applied for criminal compensation on the grounds that he was coerced and tortured during his detention.
The biggest story here is likely the China Daily’s footnote that “oh hey and maybe he was tortured,” but no details have yet surfaced to back Yang’s claims.
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