SCMP: Thousands demand Li Wangyang probePosted: June 10, 2012
Yesterday, a coalition of 30 local political and pressure groups organized a demonstration joined by 25,000 people to the central government’s liaison office demanding an investigation into the bizarre death of Tiananmen dissident Li Wangyang.
Authorities previously said that Li died of suicide but now alleges in a statement that Li’s death was an accident and the hasty cremation was done with Li’s relatives’ consent. The explanation is also bizarre as the authorities have deprived Li’s relatives of the freedom to contact the media. If what they said were true, why was the haste to cremate Li’s body to destroy the evidence?