Thursday, February 3, 2011

Qian Yunhui "Accidental Death" Sparking Anger

Qian Yunhui holding an award certificate that he received from the villagers at Zhaiqiao, Zhejiang Province.

A Chinese Court ruled on Tuesday that the death of village chief Qian Yunhui, crushed to death by a truck in December was an accident sparking outrage from those who insist that he was murdered for his campaigning over land seizures.

The gruesome 25 December death of Qian has rattled authorities at a time when Beijing is attempting to dampen public anger over a range of hot button issues and official abuses. Qian had demanded compensation for farmers who land was seized to make room for a power station and his death stirred passions after doubt was cast on the official version.

Rest here from Status of Chinese People

Related: Death in China: Crushing Dissent or Tragic Accident? --McClatchy

Woman Crushed to Death trying to Stop Construction in Henan --China Smack