Was the Chinese government justified in posthumously charging 20,000 citizens with "subversive seismic activity"?

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Was the Chinese government justified in posthumously charging 20,000 citizens with "subversive seismic activity"?

More than 20,000 Chinese citizens were posthumously tried and charged with "subversion of state power by engaging in illegal seismic activity" for their role in the earthquake which destroyed nearly $500 million in government buildings. Was the charge justified?