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Testimony of Liu Shuqin, mother of Peng Jun

January 31, 1999

Peng Jun, male, born in November 1959 and killed at the age of 30. Before his death he was a driver and worker in the Beijing office of the Materials Bureau of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps Command Post. He was killed suddenly on June 5 near the East Gate of Chaoyang district. His ashes are kept at the Pinggu Crematorium.


Testimony of Liu Shuqin, mother of Peng Jun:

At six o'clock in the morning of June 5, 1989, Peng Jun left his home located near the East Gate Bridge of the Chaoyang District to buy breakfast. When he reached a point 15 meters south of the bridge's intersection, he encountered a round of machine gunfire from the martial law troops and was shot twice. One bullet hit his ankle and the other bullet entered at the right of his back and pierced through the left front of his chest. At that time a few in the crowd took a flatbed tricycle to deliver him to the Chaoyang Hospital, where he died after efforts to save him failed. At the time of his death, Peng was wearing only a pair of shorts and his slippers.

After Peng Jun died, he was cremated at the Pinggu Crematorium. His unit gave him a memorial and also gave his daughter a one-time compensatory donation of approximately 2,000 yuan.

Six months later, his wife took their 3-year-old child and left home and afterwards remarried. I don't really know their address.

Three years later, in September of 1992, his father Peng Guogui died at the age of 59 because of the trauma of his son's killing. This family, which originally had six members, has now dwindled to just my daughter and I who struggle to carry on.

Liu Shuqin

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