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Post time 2008-7-1 16:32:04 |Display all floors
By ANDY WONG,  Associated Press Writer


Chinese police will reopen an investigation into the death of a teenage girl after accusations of a cover-up led to rioting in this southwest China town.

The widespread protests in Weng'an, a town in hilly Guizhou province, stemmed from the official report on the death of a high school student and allegations that one suspect was related to a local official, residents said.

Residents believe Li Shufen — whose body was pulled from a river June 22 — was raped and murdered. An initial police report found that the girl drowned, causing 30,000 people to swarm to the streets in anger Saturday, the Xinhua News Agency said.

Xinhua had quoted vice county chief Xiao Song as saying that a preliminary investigation found no links between children of local officials and the girl.

But Xinhua reported Tuesday that the investigation would be reopened.

"The provincial government has sent 10 criminal investigators and forensic experts to reinvestigate the death," it said.

The Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said that in the original investigation, officials questioned three young men but let them go.

In the unrest, the local police building was set on fire and its windows were broken. By Tuesday, burned out cars had been removed from the front of the building, and parts of town were returning to normal, with residents shopping and walking around.

Security remained tight, with paramilitary police lining the streets.

Provincial Communist Party Secretary Shi Zongyuan visited the area to stress "the importance of social stability," Xinhua said. "We must put maintaining social harmony and stability on the top of our agenda," Shi was quoted as saying.

The provincial public security bureau said Tuesday that its chief was at a meeting and did not comment. The Weng'an Public Security Bureau lines rang busy.

The unrest is sensitive for China ahead of the Beijing Olympics in August. President Hu Jintao and top security officials have issued important instructions for the case, according to the Guizhou Daily.

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Post time 2008-7-1 16:36:11 |Display all floors
suggest the Ministry of Public Security dispatch a team of  forensic experts, to examine the true cause of the girl's death.  If the girl is found of being raped, and murdered ,  justice must be given to the thugs, and any officals behind them.

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Post time 2008-7-1 16:38:09 |Display all floors
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suggest the Ministry of Public Security dispatch a team of  forensic experts, to examine the true cause of the girl's death.  If the girl is found of being raped, and murdered ,  justice must be give ...


Forensic with DNA can help a lot...................
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2008-7-1 16:38:48 |Display all floors
Support!

China must have transparency in judiciary process and Chinese media should supervise it and convey public opinion. victory:

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Post time 2008-7-1 17:09:36 |Display all floors
What the provincial officer said is totally different from that of local residents. Personally I think if the case has nothing to do with the local officer's relatives, it will be easy to deal with. Whether it is a suicide case or a murder one, police officers will probe into it properly. However, participants of the 6.28 riot have mixed their angers towards the unjustice response, their dissatisfaction with the authority, the gap between rich and poor and other social problems. The protest is a way to vent their anger.

Our media has reported the riot so I believe that means our government hopes people to know and pay attention to the result of the case. It's media transparency. No matter what the result is, at least it's appreciated.
I am a Beijing girl.

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Post time 2008-7-1 17:12:20 |Display all floors
It is very encouraging to read that an investigation has been reopened. DNA tests should provide evidence beyond doubt.

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Post time 2008-7-1 17:24:43 |Display all floors
when the truth comes out in the wash, justice is expected to be done.

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