Wanted: Reward for Xinjiang Explosion Suspects Already Killed?
Xinjiang police claimed the Urumqi train station explosion,
a terrorist attack, has been solved, and that the attackers
were killed at the scene within 24 hours of the incident.
However, a 100,000 yuan reward was then offered
for clues regarding the attackers.
The notice was then quickly removed later.
This series of reactions by the authorities has been widely
called into question.
It is suspected that the police falsified the report
and the suspects are still at large.
On May 3, Urumqi police released a reward notice
on its official Sina Weibo which read: “Investigation
of the two suspects of the violent terror attack
at the Urumqi train station on April 30 continues.
Any information about the suspects’ vehicle, housing rental
or lodging should be reported to the police.
Contact officers Han, Zhang, and Wang.”
NTD reporter: “Is this police officer Han?"
Xinjiang police station at Shayibake branch: “Ah, this is."
Reporter: “I would like to know how many suspects
are involved in the reward notice on the Internet?"
Police officer Han: “Two. The notice has specified
that it is two."
The police also claimed to award 100,000 yuan for credible
clues, and those who conceal and do not report
will be held liable.
In addition, photos of suspects were attached with the notice.
Within 24 hours of the explosion, Xinjiang police
and Mainland media announced that the case had been solved
overnight, the explosion was a serious and violent terrorist
attack, the explosion killed three people including
the two suspects, two attackers were Uighurs
from Xinjiang, of which the identity of one was confirmed.
Netizens questioned why authorities have posted a reward
for suspects they claimed were dead.
Was the ‘solved’ case a fabrication?
Wu Fan, commentator: “To put it bluntly, it is full of deceit
No suspects have been caught, they have not even a slight
idea of who the suspects are.
The case has not been solved at all.
The name they released was false, unreal, and incomplete.
It is very likely that none of those killed were the suspects."
Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reported on May 3
that Xinjiang police issued an internal order on May 1
demanding a thorough investigation with deployment
of secret service to the hotels, cafes and public baths.
Another internal police notice requested the search for
and detention of 10 family members of a killed suspect,
including his wife, his 69-year old father, 77-year old in-law,
The abnormal police behavior has led analysts to believe
the authorities have no specific information of the suspects.
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily also reported on May 3
that Xinjiang police were accused of seeking meritorious
service award with false report.
RFI reported that at least two suspects were at large.
Wu Fan: “Why did the police falsify the report?
This case is huge.
Immediately after Xi Jinping concluded his visit,
the explosion took place.
It is humiliating to the Xinjiang police.
It is also embarrassing to Xi, who was very angry.
These people tried to make up for the big flaw
with the falsified report."
A netizen told NTD that a friend of his who works
on drafting news reports for the government
is a professional ethnic researcher.
His friend revealed to him that all transcripts for media
about Xinjiang incidents, such as those from
the Global Times and Phoenix TV, came from his writings.
However, he was completely at a loss when editing news
about the Xinjiang explosion, because all the press releases
have all been fabricated according to authorities’ wishes.
This source disclosed the authorities’ inclination
to link all incidents to religious organizions,
including the Urumqi train station bombing.
It was reported as a ’stabbing followed by detonation
of bombs’ purposely to tie it to the Kunming incident.
All incidents will be attributed to ethnic issues
or terrorist attacks.
Information revealed by insiders as well as witnesses
have people questioning the so-called terrorist attack.
People actually suspect that instead of ethnic or religious
issues, the incidents are rather a warning and revenge against
Xi Jinping’s leadership by his political opponents
in the regime.
Interview & Edit/Zhangyianyu Post-Production/Xiaoyu