World Human Rights Day post deleted

The following post by Old Mu on Various Topics (老慕杂谈), a media executive with more than 1.7 million followers on Sina Weibo, was deleted from Weibo sometime before 10:46am today, December 10, 2013. The post commemorates World Human Rights Day, making no direct mention at all of China. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

The deleted post reads:

[Today is a big day] December 10 — World Human Rights Day. Every life is precious, regardless of whether one is rich or poor. No one’s rights can be infringed, whether they are high-level officials or ordinary people. No one’s right to free speech can be infringed, no matter whether they are famous or obscure. On World Human Rights Day, let us embrace equality, embrace human rights! Today, let us salute all those brave people who have sacrificed in the pursuit of human rights. Let us salute all the brave people who fight for human rights.

The Chinese-language original follows:

【今天是个大日子】12月10日—-世界人权日。无论贫穷还是富裕,生命尊严不可侮;无论高官还是百姓,人身权利不可欺;无论名人还是草根,言论自由不可阻。世界人权日,让我们拥抱平等,拥抱人权!今天让我们向世界上所有为争取人权牺牲的勇士们致敬。向所有为人权而奋斗着的勇士们致敬。

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