China terror attack video crackdown, Xinjiang’s regional government announced a ban in late March on downloading, saving or spreading “terror-related” videos online.
Police in China’s restive northwest have arrested more than 200 people for “dissemination of violent or terrorist videos,” according to Yahoo report.
A total of 232 people who “circulated videos promoting terrorism through the Internet and on portable devices” have been detained, the state-run Global Times newspaper said, citing a Legal Daily report.
News of the arrests follows a series of violent incidents both inside and beyond Xinjiang which Chinese authorities have blamed on separatists from the area.
In April, assailants using knives and explosive devices struck at a rail station in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi, leaving three dead — including two attackers — and 79 wounded.
On China terror attack video, Beijing has become increasingly concerned about security in restive Xinjiang, where it says Muslim extremists receive help from militants in neighbouring countries. IMAGE/REUTERS/Jason Lee