Eluding the Cat: Outcry over Delay in Report on Jail Death

The ordinary who sit on the investigative committee reviewing Li Qiaoming’s ‘eluding the cat’ death in detention have come under intense online scrutiny in the past week.  Now Internet public opinion threatens to take an even dimmer view of the investigation, as authorities draw fire from Chinese netizens for delaying the release of the results of the investigation, according to this South China Morning Post, reposted in full on Guanyu 9’s blog:

Yunnan authorities have delayed their promised release of the results of an investigation into the death in custody of a young man supposedly playing “hide-and-seek”, prompting another online outcry over official handling of the case.

In a chat room on the popular 163.com website, a netizen claiming to be from Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, was typical of the respondents, telling authorities not to “fool people” over the investigation.

“Don’t play hide-and-seek with the public.

“You will pay a higher price if suppressed anger builds up and explodes one day in a stronger way,” the contributor said.

February 28, 2009, 6:29 PM
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