SCO summit: 5 detained on charges of fabricating terror at host city, says China media
Is the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit due to be held in Qingdao in Shandong Province of East China under the terrorists' radar? According to China's Global Times, five people were detained in Linyi in the same province recently on charges of fabricating and spreading information on terror attack.
The report cited the public security bureau of Yishui county in Linyi saying that the suspects were spreading false terror attack information on WeChat chat groups. The suspects allegedly wrote: "Terrorists already in Qingdao" and "Terrorists would donate two bombs in Qingdao", the report said.
This is the first time that the SCO - a block of eight countries including China and Russia - will see India and Pakistan attending as full-time members. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to participate in the summit. The other four countries are Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Police sources said the suspects' messages created a negative impact, legal Daily said on its account in Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, on Monday, June 4.
The eightieth article of China's criminal law seeks detention of those who are suspected of promoting false terrorist information, the Global Times cited the police as saying.