17 Jun '12, 7am

Chinese Activist’s Suspicious “Suicide” To Be Investigated | Care2 Causes

Chinese Activist’s Suspicious “Suicide” To Be Investigated | Care2 Causes

Public pressure has forced Chinese officials to investigate the death of labor activist Li Wangyang , who was found hanging from a hospital window on June 6. Local officials in Shaoyang, where he died, changed the cause of his death from “suicide” to “accidental” earlier this week but human rights advocates had been suspicious from the start about officials’ report of the circumstances of Li’s death. Suspicions have increased further after his family members and friends disappeared or were told by police not to speak to the media. 62-year-old Li had spent 21 years in prison for organizing protests in 1989 during the mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. He was blind, nearly deaf and unable to walk without assistance after years of beatings and abuse while imprisoned. Shortly before his death, he had given an interview to Hong Kong television. Ad...

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