Behind the Li Gang Case, Part 2: Family Goes Silent, Legal Rumblings

China Geeks has translated part two of an investigative report by Wang Keqin into the case of Chen Xiaofeng, who was killed after being hit by a car driven by the son of a local official, Li Gang. Part One is here. Read more about the Li Gang case via CDT.

From China Geeks’ translation:

The Chens told Feng Jun repeatedly that they had been heavily pressured, and were forced into doing many things. It was demanded that they not speak to reporters, give news of the deal or reveal information about the “reconciliation” with Li, or else they wouldn’t receive any of the 460,000 RMB.

On November 11th, they still hadn’t received the money. “The village government just kept putting it off, saying that they would give it to us tomorrow.” Because of that, what they Chen family was most worried about was not getting the compensation. “This is complicated, hard to talk about, and talking about it doesn’t help us,” Chen Guangqian told Feng Jun

Additionally, Chen Xiaofeng’s uncle Chen Yumao worked as a Xinji city auditor; the county leaders spoke to him multiple times and there was heavy pressure suggesting that “if the Chens don’t agree to compensation he will be fired.”

Chen Lin was always the one in the family most opposed to settling, and was the one who was actively communicating with their lawyer and with reporters. On the day the compensation agreement was side, he was put off to the side, and his cell phone was confiscated by his uncle, cutting him off from the outside world.

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