|Family members burn funeral offerings for Xue Jinbo. Xue was beaten to death by Communists when he protested the theft of his land in the southern Chinese village of Wukan.|
Communism in action . . .
"His whole body was covered with injuries. His hands were swollen, and his head. . . His feet and his knees were purple. His back was also bruised."
“We were very scared a day or two ago, but now, with the whole world watching, we don’t think they will dare do anything to us,” said one young villager was is half-jokingly referred by others to as Wukan’s “foreign minister”.
That was the last time the villagers saw Xue Jinbo alive. His family was summoned two days later. They were told he had died of a heart attack.
But that's not what it looked like to Xue Ruiqiang, who saw his uncle's body in the morgue.
"I opened my uncle's clothes to see if there were injuries, and his whole body was covered with injuries," he said. "His hands were swollen and his head. There was blood around his nostrils. His feet and his knees were purple. His back was also bruised. We relatives who saw this, we absolutely believe the local police beat him."
|Beaten to death by the Communists.|
An altar in honor of Xue. Residents in his home village of Wukan believe he was detained and beaten by police for the role he played as a negotiator in a land dispute with the local government.