Over 140,000 prosecuted for cybercrimes since 2019

2021-01-25 16:23:38Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

Procuratorates across China have since 2019 brought more than 50,000 prosecutions against 140,000 people suspected of cybercrimes, China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said at a press conference Monday.

Multiple national campaigns have been launched to clamp down on telecom frauds, cross-border gambling and other criminal activities in cyberspace, according to Zheng Xinjian, a senior prosecutor with the SPP.

The crackdown campaign targeting the illegal sale of sim cards and bank cards has helped law enforcement agencies to hunt down telecom fraud cases in which more than 23,000 suspects were later indicted on relevant charges, Zheng said.

Cyber libel has been another problem high on the agenda, according to Zheng. Prosecutors urged public security organs to investigate some high-profile cases to forestall crime and maintain a sound public order in cyberspace.

Prosecutors have also filed 11,000 cases against more than 27,000 people on charges of misuse of information networks and violations of citizens' privacy information and other similar offenses that have facilitated cyber crimes. 


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