Canberra : As per reports, Australia has demanded China to apologise for posting a fake picture on a government Twitter account that showed an Australian soldier murdering an Afghan child. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Beijing should be utterly ashamed for sharing the repugnant image. This comes amid the escalating political tensions between both the countries. Earlier a report found credible information stated that 25 Australian soldiers were involved in the murders of 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners between 2009 and 2013.
On Monday, Lijian Zhao, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman posted an edited image which showed an Australian soldier with a knife with blood stains next to a child. Mr Zhao tweeted that “Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians and prisoners by Australian soldiers. We strongly condemn such acts, and call for holding them accountable,” Later Australia has requested Twitter to remove the post , describing it as disinformation. PM Morrison described the post as truly repugnant, deeply offensive, utterly outrageous. He also added that “The Chinese government should be totally ashamed of this post. It diminishes them in the world’s eyes. It is a false image and terrible slur on our defence force.”