采访/秦雪 编辑/李韵 后制/萧宇
Zhang Mingyu Forced to give Fake Testimony, Arrested During ‘Two-Meetings’
With the Wang Lijun incident leading to the fall of Bo Xilai,
many people who suffered injustices in Chongqing are starting to speak up.
Chongqing National Congress representative Zhang Mingyu
who was secretly detained by Chongqing police during ‘Two-Meetings’ told NTD,
that Wang Lijun had asked him to give false testimony
with threats to take away his position in the National Congress if he refused.
He said that Wang Lijun and Bo Xilai
have very powerful support.
During this year’s ‘Two-Meetings’, someone knocked on the door
of Zhang Mingyu’s apartment in Beijing.
Five policemen came in and took Zhang back to Chongqing.
He was detained in a room with only a TV and
his cell phone was confiscated.
He was not released until after ‘Two-Meetings’ ended on Feb 14.
Police told him they had detained him due to orders
from higher up.
Zhang told NTD the entire story during an interview:
explaining that he wrote a letter during last year’s ‘Two-Meetings’
to former Chonqing chief of police Wang Lijun reporting the
corruption of Chongqing National Congress representative Chairman of Southwest Securities Weng Zhenjie.
Zhang Mingyu says, “He (Wang Lijun) wanted to take out
Weng Zhenjie, to arrest Weng.
He wanted me to report on him during the National Congress,
he also wanted me to take out Weng Zhenjie;
because Weng had embezzled a lot of money, so to take him out
would have shown the effectiveness of the fight black campaign.
However, later he (Wang Lijun) was bought out by Weng Zhenjie.
Later he (Wang Lijun) wanted to stop me, told me not to report Weng .”
It’s been reported that, on the day that Weng Zhenjie went to
the police office to accept the investigation, Wang Lijun personally took Weng to the car.
Later, Wang Lijun repeatedly told Zhang to stop reporting Weng,
he even threatened Zhang Mingyu.
Zhang Mingyu says, “He (Wang Lijun) said, you reported
Weng Zhengjie during the National Congress almost drowned him.
If you go to report again, be careful you don’t get drowned too.
Also don’t talk about the Police Fund, (that’s a 150 million
Police Disability Fund that Weng had created to bribe Wang Lijun.)
To flatter Wang, he had even gone that far.”
Zhang Mingyu didn’t back down and continued to report
Weng Zhengjie. In June, July of last year, Zhang was suddenly arrested by Wang Lijun.
Wang urged him to give false testimonies, to persecute
those who criticized Wang Lijun’s fight black campaign.
Zhang Mingyu says that, “Around June, July, Wang Lijun
told people from the special task force to arrest me,
even the location was provided by Weng Zhengjie,
for my arrest, Weng told me to collaborate with them.
They told me to give false testimonies, so that I could reduce
or even have the charges against me dropped.”
Zhang Mingyu’s friend in Beijing bailed him out on that day,
he flew out of Chongqing the next day.
During January of this year, Wang Lijun threatened to remove
Zhang Mingyu from his position in the National Congress.
Wang also hired experts to spy on and monitor Zhang
during the meetings.
Zhang goes on, “During the meetings in January, Wang Lijun
and deputy chief He Wenzuo, personally rebuked me.
If I still don’t listen to the police department during this year’s
‘Two-Meetings’, and if I don’t listen to their requests,
then they will propose to have me removed from
my position in the National Congress.
During the meetings, there was a reporter that always
followed me around, later I found out that this person was an intelligence expert.”
On March 27, the Wall Street Journal reported the fact that,
Zhang Mingyu is a Chongqing National Congress representative,
but this still can’t stop Chongqing police from arresting him
Zhang Mingyu has evidences proving that Wang Lijun worked
with criminals at the largest financial company in Chongqing
to rob Zhang’s company of assets
with a net worth of $7 million USD.
Zhang Mingyu has pointed out that, Chongqing’s fight the
black campaign was able to be conducted so recklessly
because Wang Lijun, Bo Xilai, and Weng Zhengjie have
very powerful support behind them.
Even though there is solid evidence of crimes committed
by Weng, he is nevertheless still free today.