November 24, 2012
COMMENT: While the death of this hero is clearly a tragedy, at least the Chinese media are openly labeling it murder; counterpart deaths of whistleblowers in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere are all too often labeled ‘suicides’…
The man who first alerted authorities to what would become the melamine-tainted milk scandal has been murdered. Jiang Weisuo, 44, was attacked by unidentified men in Xiâ€™an city two weeks ago. On Friday, he passed away from his wounds.
Authorities have said they have one suspect in custody, but have released no other information. Calls from NTD were diverted.
[...] Jiang was an operator of a dairy company in Shaanxi province. In 2006 he reported that local dairy companies were putting dangerous chemicals in their milk products.