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.
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.
They are being backed by the tens of thousands who demonstrated in the streets of Hong Kong three days ago (pictured above).
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.
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.
Please take a moment to sign and show your support for this campaign:
And please forward on this email to your fellow union members, co-workers, family and friends.
Thanks very much!
Eric Lee.
Eric Lee


  1. marry said,


  2. karyl said,


  3. BobbyWong said,

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


    “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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