Man ironed and detained after petitioning in Beijing

2012-12-27 04:22:58 GMT2012-12-27 12:22:58(Beijing Time)  SINA English

By Yu Runze, Sina English

A man from central China’s Anhui Province reported to the police that he was illegally detained for two months after petitioning in Beijing, Beijing News reported Thursday.

Wang Weilong came to Beijing and revealed his grievances to staff with the Supreme People’s Court on September 21. However, the next day, he was brought away by several unidentified men at Beijing South Railway Station when he planned to go home.

Wang was detained by unknown men from September 22 to November 18. During the detention, Wang was ironed.

After he was freed, Wang went back to the house where he was detained. Coincidently, he encountered a local official from his hometown. Later, he was brought back by the official.

The town mayor admitted sending official to search for Wang Weilong in Bejing.

“We learned that he got abused from the Internet. And his wife also reported the case to us. Therefore, we sent an official to search for him in Beijing,” the town mayor said.

The Party chief of the county also denied involvement in Wang’s detention.

“We have nothing to do with this case,” said the official.

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