The court in China apologized to the family of Dr Li Wenliang, who was one of the first to warn of the coronavirus in December.
Li was later arrested for “spreading rumours” and later died of the disease. This has led to great anger in China.
According to the People’s Daily, a mouthpiece of the regime in China, legal authorities in Beijing have apologized.
Investigations reveal that the local government in Wuhan city wrongfully prosecuted Doctor Li and that the police made mistakes there. Two police officers would be sanctioned for this.
The 34-year-old ophthalmologist Li Wenliang and eight colleagues warned in December about the spread of the new coronavirus.
He was then arrested by the police and released after a reprimand. That reprimand is now being lifted. Li continued to treat the sick and died of the disease early this year.
On social media, that has led to a rarely seen outrage from people in China who accused the government of not doing anything about the disease, but of doctors sending warnings.