Petitioners go to Beijing to Commit Suicide
on Human Rights Day
There have been frequent occurrences of petitioners’
mass-suicide from China mainland in recent years.
On “Human Rights Day” on the 10th and 12th December
victimized households from Wuhan City in Hubei province
committed collective suicide by ingesting pesticide to protest
the authorities violent demolition in Beijing.
On the afternoon of December 10 and 12 petitioners including
Mei Cuiying, Wang Yuping, Cai Huiqin, Nie Yuhua, Zhu Shigui,
He Xuejuan and Cai Yunsheng from Jiang An district of Wuhan
city came to Tiananmen Square and placed grievance banners on
the ground, then committed collective suicide
by ingesting pesticide.
On the afternoon of 11th December, Mei Cuiying told
New Tang Dynasty TV, that they ingested pesticide
and vomited unconsciously.
They were sent to Peking University Hospital at first and
afterwards transferred to hospital 307 on
the morning of the 11th December.
Wuhan Jiang An District petitioner Mei Cuiying: Now local
authorities transferred us to the neurology department.
We are very desperate to take this step because the local
government just fooled us without solving the problems.
Wang Yuping said they feel very deep despair because after
three or four years of petitioning, not only has the problem
not been solved, but often they were intimidated, threatened
placed in black prisons and detention from the authorities.
Wuhan city Jiang An district petitioner Wang Yuping: the
problem of demolition has not been resolved for 3 to 4 years
and we have been suffering retaliation.
We prepared a bottle of pesticide for everyone and a suicide
note to petition with death at
the West Gate of Tiananmen Square.
On the eve of the Third Plenum, more than 10 families victims
of demolition from Jiang An district prepared
the pesticide at home.
They were intercepted locally using an excuse of
solving the problem.
At that time, local government and the Wuhan Public Security
Bureau threatened that it is illegal
to commit suicide in Beijing.
On the 21st November, more than 30 families being the victims
of demolition submitted a letter to the Wuhan petition office
to request collective suicide in Beijing.
Petition letter states: “We are the households of demolished
houses in the seventh section of new Spring village.
We have already exhausted all possible petitioning means
over a three year period.
We lost hope and have decided on collective suicide
in Beijing to relieve our pain.
On the evening of submitting the application letter, the
office staff called them and said they would help them
solve their problems.
However, until 10th December, petitioners still have not
received any new information.
In desperation, they used suicide to protest against injustice.
It is said that in October, 2010, the Government District,
Wuhan Jiang An district government committed demolition in the
Jiang An district new spring village with the excuse
of so-called transformation.
Houses with disagreeing households were
dismantled as illegal houses.
Morning of 29th July, 2011, villagers described that more than
600 inspectors armed with riot shields and electric batons,
bricks, etc. dismantled the seven sections of
the village with 11 excavators.
The urban and demolition workers fought against unarmed
villagers and caused two injuries; dozens of beaten people
were sent to hospital.
Continent “rights movement" organization promoter Hu Jun:
House demolition is for land financing.
Forced acquirement of land and demolishing of houses may
push the society to another extreme because it makes
people completely lose their conditions for survival.
It can force farmers and urban residents to ruin.
On 10th December, Jiang An district relocated villagers
Zhang Sanjiao, Xu Fufen, who told the U.S. “Epoch Times" media
that their houses were dismantled and the local government
does not solve the problem.
There are 8 people willing to go to Tiananmen Square to ingest
pesticide and commit suicide because of homelessness.
Hu Jun: This system is more like a robbery group without
solving any problems.
We can see stability maintenance costs continue to rise,
officials’ greed are expanding, economic development has no
way out, and now forced recruitment and demolitions
will continue to intensify.
Hu Jun believes that Chinese leaders Xi jinping and Li Keqiang
did not solve the real problem after taking office.
They continue along the corruption and authoritarian system,
which makes all people feel hopeless.
He pointed out that surrounded by civil protest, it’s more like
using a mantis to halt a chariot to somehow suppress them.