China airport bomber formally arrested: Lawyer
BEIJING (AFP) - A disabled man who bombed Beijing airport to protest at police brutality has been formally arrested, his lawyer said on Tuesday, in a case that highlighted popular resentment toward low-level authorities.
Ji Zhongxing, a 33-year-old wheelchair-bound former driver who said a 2005 beating left him paralysed, set off a small explosion on July 20, destroying his hand and injuring an officer.
He was arrested on Monday on suspicion of bombing, his lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan told AFP, adding that the act carried a potential sentence of three to 10 years' jail because it caused little damage.
"His explosion did not have serious consequences, it just exploded on his own hand," Mr Liu said.