Teen detained for questioning police set free in China after Internet outcry
BEIJING (Reuters) - The police in China on Monday released a teenager detained for questioning on his microblog the authorities' handling of a man's death, a move that triggered an Internet outcry over censorship.
State media had said that the junior high school student, surnamed Yang, was the first person detained under strict new rules to tackle what the government calls the spread of online rumours.
The release of the 16-year-old in the western province of Gansu represents a victory for many microbloggers, who protested online after his detention last Tuesday for comments on his Twitter-like microblog.
Yang had said that a man described by the police as having committed suicide had been murdered instead.