Chinese man gets 14-month jail term for defacing Mao portrait

April 23, 2015 7:27 AM

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Chinese man gets 14-month jail term for defacing Mao portrait

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has sentenced a man to 14 months in jail for defacing the giant painting of Communist leader Mao Zedong displayed near Beijing's Tiananmen Square, state media reported.

Sun Bing, 42, was arrested at the scene in March 2014 after he threw a bottle of ink on Mao's portrait. A Beijing court ruled on Wednesday that he had "defied the law when he made a mess and caused public disorder," said the Global Times, a tabloid run by the ruling Communist Party.

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