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network Reds Qin Zhihui (screen name " Qin fire fire ") defamation case of trouble today, in the city of Beijing Chaoyang District people’s court verdict: for libel and sentenced Qin Zhihui to 2 years, to disturb the crime sentenced to 1 years and 6 months, decided to implement in prison 3 years. He is the last year of " high " since the introduction of relevant judicial interpretations, the first convicted of acting in the network. (CCTV reporter Xi Danni)
Qin Zhihui said no appeal.
the court held that the defendant Qin Zhihui ignore state laws, fabricating facts on the information network, slander others, the circumstances are serious, and slander people, resulting in adverse social impact, their behavior has constituted the crime of defamation; the defendant Qin Zhihui during major emergencies, in the information network on fabricating and spreading of the state organs have adverse effects the false information, creating disturbances, causing serious disruption of public order, their behavior has constituted the crime of affray, shall be punished in accordance with the law and carry out punishment. Beijing Chaoyang District City People’s Procuratorate accused the defendant Qin Zhihui guilty of libel, disturb the crime facts are clear, the evidence is reliable and sufficient, accused guilty. The defendant Qin Zhihui repeatedly to carry out criminal acts in the longer period of information on the network, according to its committed libel, disturb the crime facts, nature, circumstances and the degree of social harm, should be severely punished at the discretion of the.
but in view of the defendant Qin Zhihui justice can truthfully confessed the crime, pleaded guilty to repentance good attitude, the court of its committed libel, disturb the crime are to be given a lighter punishment. Defense counsel suggested opinion on the defendant Qin Zhihui lighter punishment, the court adopted. The hospital in accordance with the "People’s Republic of China criminal law" 246th article 293rd, paragraph (four), sixty-seventh, paragraph third of article sixty-first, the first paragraph of article sixty-ninth, "the Supreme People’s court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on the use of information network defamation on some issues of applicable law in Criminal Cases Interpretation of the" 1, second, third, fourth and fifth of the second paragraph, the judgment as follows:
Qin Zhihui defendant guilty of libel and sentenced to two years imprisonment; guilty of affray and sentenced to imprisonment for six months a year, decided to implement three years in prison sentence (calculated from the date of execution of the judgment. Prior to the execution of the judgment, the first day of the detention shall be sentenced to one day, one day from August 19, 2013 to the end of August 18, 2016.
, if not satisfied with this decision, within second days from the date of receipt of the decision within ten days, through the court or directly to the Beijing City Intermediate People’s Court of appeal to the third. In the case of a written appeal, one original and two copies of the appeal shall be submitted.
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