The Story of Yang Jia’s Mother

China Geeks translates the story of the mother of Yang Jia, who was sentenced to death for the murders of six Shanghai police officers:

Once we got to the police substation they wouldn’t let me go. I asked, when will you let me go, and they told me that tomorrow the Shanghai police were sending someone and I had to wait […] The next afternoon the Shanghai police came. Two people walked into the room and I was furious as soon as I saw them. One of them, named Gu, was the same police who had come to settle the bicycle incident! I said, how can you be framing my son again, last time the one who came to settle with us was you, and now my son has fallen into your hands again!

The police at the substation then asked me what was going on, and I explained the situation to them. I then gave my statement, indicating I felt that there must be something wrong, that my son was good and would not do something like this. But they still wouldn’t let me leave, I asked and they told me there was still a situation they needed my help with and I would have to wait. I waited a whole day but everyone ignored me, in the end they found me an office and I slept there that night.


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