人物介紹 Survivors and the Dead李旺陽 Li Wangyang
1950.11.12 - 2012.6.6
Labor movement leader in Hunan, imprisoned for a total of 22 years of his life, one of the longest-serving June 4th political prisoners.
八九民運期間事跡及遭遇 Deeds and encounters during the 1989 Democracy Movement
During the 1989 Democracy Movement, Li served as the chairman of Shaoyang City Workers’ Union in Hunan and initiated worker demonstrations to support Beijing students.
After the June 4th Massacre, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for “Counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement” and was tortured in prison.
As he insisted on fighting for democracy and seeking justice for torture suffered, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2001 for “inciting subversion of state power”. When he was released from prison in 2011, he was deaf and blind and suffered many maladies due to prison abuse.
On the eve of June 4th in 2012, Li Wangyang was interviewed by Hong Kong media. After the interview was aired, he was found hanging from window in hospital on June 6th. His feet were on the ground. The cause of death was suspicious.
Li’s sister, Li Wangling, was informed by the authorities that her brother had “committed suicide”. On June 9th, without the signature or consent of the family, the body was hurriedly cremated, a suspected act of obliterating evidence.
李旺陽的說話 Li Wangyang’ s quote
For the country to become a democratic society soon, and for the realization of a multi-party system in China soon, even if I am beheaded, I’ll never regret!
——李旺陽 Li Wangyang
Cloths worn by Li Wangyang.
Diagram of the “coffin cell” where Li was imprisoned
Li Wangyang was imprisoned for 21 years. He was confined to a “coffin cell” more than
20 times, each time for one to three months.
Li, 1.8m tall, could not stand upright in the cell, only sit or lie on the concrete floor.
There was no bed, window or lamp in the cell. The cell was completely dark.
Meals were delivered through a small round hole only large enough for a single bowl.
The toilet was a hole in the floor. The cell smelled foul and was full of flies, mosquitoes, lice and other insects.
Source: Mingpao Daily News, June 13th, 2012, A01
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- 引言 Introduction
- 遊行集會 Marches and Rallies
- 民主雕像 The Democracy Statue
- 「六四」重演 June 4 Repeats
- 民運領袖 The Democracy Movement Leaders
- 家屬苦撐 Family Members' Struggle
- 傳媒寒冬 Media Under Assault
- 人心不死 People Do Not Forget
- 時間軸 Timeline
- 人物 Survivors and the Dead
- 「六四」屠殺死難者遇難地點 Locations of Deaths in the June 4 Massacre
- 文物展示 Museum Collections
- 燭光集會統計 Statistics of June 4 Candlelight Vigils
- 支聯會會徽介紹 About HK Alliance’s logo
- 民運詩歌 Poems