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China: Christmas Day death of a Zhejiang village leader

Categories: East Asia, China, Breaking News, Development, Elections, Environment, Human Rights, Protest

After more than 5 years of leading and serving prison time for protests against fixed elections and illegal land expropriation, the former leader of Zhaiqiao village in Zhejiang province [1], Qian Yunhui, was killed Saturday morning in an accident which left his head severed from his body. Graphic photos and thousands of comments, some claiming Qian was held beneath the tire of a truck by police, can be found here [2], here [3] and here [4] [zh].