Chinese Name: 庄光新
City: Qionghai City
Date of Death: 2000-10-08
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Chengnan Police Station
Zhuang Guangxin, a 21 year-old male practitioner, lived in the city of Qionghai in Hainan province. On October 6th of this year, he went to the local police station to visit a fellow practitioner who was being there. The next day, he was arrested while at the home of another fellow practitioner and brought to the seventh floor of the Jingrong building for interrogation. In the morning of October 8th, he was found dead in front of the same building. His eyes were wide open, and his body was covered with multiple cuts and bruises.
According to eyewitnesses, there was no blood found near the body, and there was an extremely high level of police presence around the body. The witnesses deduced that the body was left there after the victim was murdered. Twenty hours after the fact, police officials notified the mother of the victim to come pick up her son's body. They claimed that when he was being interrogated, he panicked and jumped from the building's balcony to avoid punishment. The citizens of the township wanted to raise an official inquiry into the activities of the local police station, and some practitioners went to get answers from the station chief. The station chief avoided questions and did not offer a clear explanation of what happened.
Zhuang Guangxin was known around the township as a model citizen. It is hard not to ask the question, "What crime has he committed, and why would he commit suicide?!" We implore the public and the world media to focus their attention on this matter and bring the truth to light. The least we can do is to clear Zhuang Guangxin's name and prevent this kind of callous, wanton, and criminal activity against innocent citizens happening again. Zhuang Guangxin's Fatal Police Interrogation (11/10/00)
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