: 利川) is a county-level city
in the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
, in Hubei
Province of China
. Lichuan has approximately 73,000 inabitants.
Ran Jianxin was an official of Lichuan who fought against local corruption and organized expropriation by the government. He was accused by the government of corruption. Six months later, on the 26th of May 2011, Ran was arrested.His accusers were never able to produce evidence to support their charges.
On June 4, 2011, during the interrogation of Ran Jianxin, investigators from the People's Procuratorate of Badong
learned that the suspect was feeling ill. Ran was sent for treatment Badong People's hospital. At 16:30 the same day, Ran Jianxindied, despite attempts to revive him. The cause of death is officially under investigation.
Meanwhile, photos of Ran Jianxin have been circulating around the Internet for all to see, often accompanied by the following question: "Do you need an investigation to prove that this man was killed ...?"
By uploading these pictures of the bruised body of Ran Jianxin, there seems to be little doubt about the cause of his death.
While the government is officially "investigating", many people in Linchuan went to the streets to express their anger and discontent. According to various online sources, the number of people who took to the streets range from 1,500 to 20,000.
Lichuan is believed to be the location of most (if not all) of the... Read More