Who killed Li Wangyang?

June 14, 2012 at 6:16 am (China, Eric Lee, Human rights, internationalism, Jim D, LabourStart, reblogged, solidarity, unions)

Was union activist Li Wangyang murdered by the police?
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Two days after the 23rd anniversary of the June 4th Tienanmen Square massacre, Li Wangyang, a labour activist since the 1980s, was found dead in a hospital in which he was being detained.
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The police claimed that it was a suicide and forcibly took his body away.
But Li’s family is not convinced by the police version and is demanding an investigation into his death.
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They are being backed by the tens of thousands who demonstrated in the streets of Hong Kong three days ago (pictured above).
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And the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions — the only large legal independent union in China — have called for a global campaign to demand an accounting for Li’s death.
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It is hugely important that we in the international trade union movement show our support for our brothers and sisters in China at this time.
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Please take a moment to sign and show your support for this campaign:
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And please forward on this email to your fellow union members, co-workers, family and friends.
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Thanks very much!
Eric Lee.
Eric Lee

3 Comments

  1. marry said,

    本人认为李旺阳是自杀的,他双目失明、双耳失聪,这样活下去是很痛苦的。他之所以在关押期间不自杀,是因为监狱24小时有人监管他,他没机会自杀啊!

  2. karyl said,

    香港一班死老左又開始慢慢轉軚,呢D左狗冇事非對錯只有利益,淫建聯如是,范XX如是,一班只董除風X柳的人渣。

  3. BobbyWong said,

    Feet on the ground is no proof of foul play. Partial suspension hanging is actually quite common, especially in institutional settings:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging

    “by means of partial suspension or partial weight-bearing on the ligature. This method has been most often used in prisons or other institutions, where full suspension support is difficult to devise.”

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