Thursday, March 08, 2012

Delegate Detained During the Annual Extravaganza

Zhang Mingyu, a Delegate of the Chongqing People's Congress, was detained by police in Beijing, while the National People's Congress was in session from March 5th to 14th.

Zhang's room was broken through by police from Chongqing Municipality in the afternoon of March 8th. A Deputy Police Chief (Mr. Tang) flanked by 4 armed policemen took Zhang from his room during daylight. On March 7th, Zhang announced he would disclose explosive evident that would prove corruptions in Chongqing.

According to Chinese law, a delegate to the People's Congress could not be arrested before he is stripped off his membership by the House.

Both the Party Chief Bo Xilai and the Governor Huang Qifan are attending the National People's Congress in Beijing. The annual sitting is deemed an extravaganza show of democracy under the communists rule. Bo's henchman Wang Lijun defected to the US's General Consulate in Chengdu last month. Zhang revealed a few days ago that another senior official of Chongqing committed suicide.

It is believed that Chongqing police had received permission from Beijing to carry out this obviously unlawful arrest.

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