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Chinese whistleblower blinded in acid attack

Malcolm Moore
London Telegraph [1]
July 17, 2013

Li Jianxin, 47, is in hospital after being attacked earlier this month, it has emerged. After his car was rammed from behind, three men took him to a remote industrial park in the southern city of Huizhou, doused him with acid and hacked at him with knives.

A woman in a worker’s dormitory nearby emerged to find Mr Li lying on the ground in a pool of his own blood and his six-year-old son wailing in his car.

Mr Li used the handle “Uncle Ou of Huiyang” to post dozens of reports of corruption on a popular local internet forum.

His younger brother, Li Jianhuang, said several members of one prominent family in Huiyang, many of whom work for the local government, had been particularly embarrassed by Mr Li.

“My brother reported more than ten cases relating to this family,” he toldThe Daily Telegraph on Tuesday night.

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