Handicapped man goes on trial for blast at Beijing airport

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 13:03

Beijing: A physically challenged Chinese man, who triggered an explosion at Beijing International Airport in July to highlight his grievances against police brutality, went on trial here on Tuesday.

Ji Zhongxing, a wheelchair-bound man from east China`s Shandong Province, appeared on a stretcher at the Beijing Chaoyang District People`s Court.

Ji, a three-wheeler driver, set off a homemade explosive device outside the airport`s Terminal 3 arrivals exit on July 20, severely injuring himself. A police officer at the scene also suffered minor injuries.

While setting off the explosive, 34-year-old Ji threw leaflets alleging that he was paralysed due to police beating.

The Beijing Chaoyang District People`s Procuratorate filed charges against Ji on August 29, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

According to China`s criminal law, anyone who causes an explosion or uses other means to endanger public security without causing serious consequences, shall be sentenced between three to ten years in prison.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 13:03
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