CCP Faction Battle gets BLOODY!
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#1 Jun 25, 2013
Deaths of Chinese Officials Under Detention in Corruption Cases Raise Concern
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: June 20, 2013
BEIJING The reported cause of death was respiratory failure, but the images circulating over Chinese social media on Thursday showing a man staring blankly from a hospital bed, his gaunt body covered with bruises and scabs told a different story.
The man, Qian Guoliang, 48, is the third Chinese official in the last three months known to have died while under detention by Communist Party investigators. His death on Wednesday, which came two months after he was ordered to submit to an extralegal investigative procedure reserved for party members, has raised concerns about Chinas renewed efforts to crack down on official corruption.
Xi Jinping, Chinas new leader, has said that the Communist Partys failure to control graft could threaten its survival. On Tuesday, he began a party rectification campaign to stamp out waste, bureaucracy and graft, and has said the party must fight both tigers and flies, meaning top officials and lowly cadres.
In recent months, a handful of senior officials have been targeted in corruption investigations, including Liu Tienan, a top economic planner, and Ni Fake, a former vice governor of Anhui Province. Liu Zhijun, the former head of the Ministry of Railways, went on trial earlier this month, charged with receiving millions of dollars in bribes, and Bo Xilai, formerly a rising party secretary in Chongqing, has been in detention for more than a year while under investigation on charges of corruption and abuse of power.
The Communist Party makes use of a secretive system of detention known as shuanggui to scrutinize and discipline its members. The investigative mechanism exists outside the Chinese legal system, offering wide potential for abuse.
Shuanggui has its own rules, said Fu Hualing, a law professor at the University of Hong Kong.It doesnt follow the rule of law.
#2 Jun 25, 2013
Shuanggui, which means double regulations, refers to a set time and place at which party members are meant to appear. The targets can be held at special party detention centers or hotels. The system allows open-ended detention, and subjects are sometimes beaten, starved and deprived of sleep to force confessions.
The practice of shuanggui is above and outside the law, yet it is so commonly used, said Si Weijiang, a lawyer hired by Mr. Qians family who has represented the families of other officials who have died in custody.It is highly dangerous. Im afraid this death wont be the last if this practice continues.
Reports of the abuse of criminal suspects can often generate public concern in China, but sympathy for officials who have died in shuanggui custody is tempered by greater anger over corruption.
If you look at all the surveys, corruption is always ranked as a top public concern, Professor Fu said.As long as shuanggui is used as an anticorruption enforcement weapon, I think it has the support of general public.
Lower-level officials, the flies in Xi Jinpings formulation, have endured the harshest treatment while under investigation. Jia Jiuxiang, a 49-year-old court official in Sanmenxia, a city along the Yellow River in central Henan Province, died on April 23 after 11 days in custody. His death was reported as a heart attack, but his family said his body was swollen and bruised.
Yu Qiyi, a 41-year-old engineer with a state-owned firm in the southern coastal city of Wenzhou, died on April 9 after five weeks of detention. Six people have been arrested and charged with intentional assault in connection with his death, according to Mr. Si and to a microblog account run by Mr. Yus family.
Mr. Qian, the latest official to die while under investigation, was head of the seismological bureau in Huangmei County, in central Hubei Province. He was detained by Communist Party investigators on April 8, but after he began to suffer convulsions and lose consciousness he was sent to a hospital on June 3, according to the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily, which first reported his death.
So far the family has not received any official explanation as to why this happened to Qian, said Mr. Si, the lawyer.The family demands to see recorded videos and audios of the interrogation, but there has been no reply.
The Huangmei County propaganda department did not answer calls seeking comment on Thursday.
Mr. Qians wife, Wang Qizhen, confirmed her husbands death in a brief phone interview but declined to discuss his case further, saying she was preparing for his funeral. She told The Southern Metropolis Daily that they had earlier heard rumors that Huangmei County was under orders to uncover at least three corrupt officials this year, but her husband was unconcerned.
We dont know who the next unlucky one will be, she quoted her husband as saying,but Im a clean official, so I can sleep easy.
#3 Jun 25, 2013
Pity there ARE no "clean officials" in the corrupt and dying Chinese Communist Party!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
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