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The Zhu Ling Case: Beijing Police Cannot Remain Silent

Nanfang Dushi Bao (Southern Metropolis Daily) issued a commentary on the Zhu Ling case. In 1995 in Beijing, Zhu Ling was the victim of thallium poisoning and suffered serious neurological damage and permanent physical impairment. It is believed that the suspect’s family had a special relationship with Jiang Zeming and, as a result, the case remains unsolved.

The Nanfang commentary said that, as the Zhu Ling case has gone viral. Many people have sympathized with the victim, feeling both anger and sympathy: Zhu Ling’s case has now become the case of the century. “One cannot forgive the prolonged silence of the Beijing police. Obviously, silence is not golden, especially in the administration of justice.” By now, the Zhu Ling case is no longer is a simple poisoning case, forgotten in a drawer; it has become the case of the century. All people question what happened and even other countries support its resolution. The impact that it has generated is enough to swallow the suspect’s daily life, but China’s scarred judiciary has also been hit hard.”

[Editor’s note: A White House Petition on the website was created on May 3, 2013, demanding an investigation into the suspect, who is believed to be living in the U.S. under a different name. The number of signatures on the petition reached the 100,000 goal three days after it was created.]

Source: Nanfang Dushi Bao (Southern Metropolis Daily), May 7, 2013