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BEIJING, April 22. /TASS/. A Chinese national was sentenced to 14 months in prison for splashing ink on the huge portrait of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People's Republic of China, local media reported on Wednesday.
The 42-year old man was arrested by police after throwing ink at the portrait overlooking crowded Tiananmen Square in downtown Beijing on March 6, 2014, Fazhi Wanbao newspaper said.
The man was accussed of "violating public order and provoking a scandal" and admitted his guilt in court but his motives remained unknown, the newspaper said.
Two months before the incident he was released from prison after serving a 17-month term for credit card fraud.
Mao's portraits have adorned Tiananmen Square since 1949.