Yuan Ling, China-based Lens magazine journalist, published
an article, “Walking out of Masanjia" in the latest issue.
Liaoning authorities quickly formed an investigation team,
claiming to find the truth of Masanjia torture incidents.
They came up with an investigation conclusion, however,
Yuan challenged the Liaoning labor camp to meet in court.
In addition, Yuan requested authorities to punish
those who made false news,
which involves members of the investigation team,
and reporters of the Legal Daily website,
plus a reporter from the Xinhua news website;
they should be all punished for defamation.
The investigation report said,"'Walking out of Masanjia'
article is seriously inconsistent with the facts."
At 13:42pm on April 22, Yuan Ling posted a statement
on Sina microblog: "I suggest Liaoning Labor Camp sue me.
We, both sides, can meet in court,
bringing in witnesses and evidences.
If I really fabricated the article,
you can charge me.
If my report is true, please hand in to the Justice Department
the Masanjia's abusers and those shielding the criminals.
In addition, please publicize the name list
of the investigation team.
Please punish those involved in making false news
in the investigation team, including Legal Daily reporter Huo Shiming, and reporters of the Xinhua website.
They need to send apologies to me,
in order to rectify the bad impact they had on me."
Yuan's statement was deleted from Sina microblog,
but a copy was saved in freeweibo.com.
There Yuan exposes a secret document from Liaoning
Justice Department Investigation Team on April 9.
The file says,"In accordance with the orders from leaders
in provincial government and party committee, the investigation must be done in 3-5 days;
win some time to deal with public opinion,
and positively guide the public opinion;
grasp the initiative of the opportunity
to work on the public opinion."
Yuan also revealed that when he went to Liaoning Justice
Department and Labor Bureau to do the interview, they gave him many excuses to pass the ball around.
He spent half a day just looking for the Labor Bureau's address,
finding it to be located behind a luxury karaoke club.
An official clerk there refused him an interview,
and told Yuan to write whatever he likes.
On April 22, Caijing magazine deputy editor,
Luo Changping posted messages on a microblog.
He sent his respects to the two journalists of Renmin website,
who were members of the investigation team, but refused to sign the fabricated conclusive report.
NTD contacted Luo Changping for an interview.
NTD reporter: "Why were the two Renmin website"
Luo Changping, Caijing deputy editor:
“The investigators invited these journalists.
Earlier, they publicized the news,
one can search for that online.
They invited media from the central government,
including Liaoning branch media, they were invited."
NTD reporter:"What investigation did they do?
How is being proceeded?"
Luo Changping:"I don't know about it. I am very sorry,
it is not convenient for me to give interviews."
NTD reporter:"What kind of people
were in the investigation team?"
Luo Changping:"This can be searched online.
Netizens had posted about it.
It had Justice Ministry'people, and a Labor Bureau'director,
he was also a vice leader of the investigation team."
On April 20, the day of the investigation report release,
state-owned media Guangming published an editorial article,
titled,"Masanjia, Fabricated Taxi Report (referring to
a recent report on Xi Jinping'Taxi Ride,) What Is True?"
The article said that according to"Walking out of Masanjia"
the abusers who tortured inmates had committed crimes.
The article stated that following the proceedings,
both sides will need to meet in court to clarify the truth.
Zheng Zhiyao, a scholar in Mainland China,
believes that the exposure on Masanjia's torture,
the investigation team's conclusion, and Guangming's
response reflect Chinese Communist Party (CCP) top split.
Zheng Zhiyao:"I think Masanjia incidents happened behind
the scene; someone accidentally opened the curtain and people saw the back stage, ah, what a mess!"
Zheng said, the vice head of the Liaoning investigation team
was a former director in the Masanjia Labor Camp.
Thus, this investigation team was formed
for covering up the truth.
Wang Zang, Mainland's freelance writer said, since its dawn,
CCP hasn't stopped committing crimes against humanity.
Liaoning's investigation group categorically denied
the facts of the brutal tortures in Masanjia.
This is just another example
of CCP's dictatorship doing what it always has.