Skip to content Skip to navigation

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

Explore Topics

709 Crackdown Access to Information Access to Justice Administrative Detention All about law Arbitrary Detention
Asset Transparency Bilateral Dialogue Black Jail Book Review Business And Human Rights Censorship
Charter 08 Children Chinese Law Circumvention technology Citizen Activism Citizen Journalists
Citizen Participation Civil Society Commentary Communist Party Of China Constitution Consumer Safety
Contending views Corruption Counterterrorism Courageous Voices Cultural Revolution Culture Matters
Current affairs Cyber Security Daily Challenges Democratic And Political Reform Demolition And Relocation  Dissidents
Education Elections Enforced Disappearance Environment Ethnic Minorities EU-China
Family Planning Farmers Freedom of Association Freedom of Expression Freedom of Press Freedom of Religion
Government Accountability Government regulation Government transparency Hong Kong House Arrest HRIC Translation
Hukou Human Rights Council Human rights developments Illegal Search And Detention Inciting Subversion Of State Power Information Control 
Information technology Information, Communications, Technology (ICT) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) International Human Rights International perspective International Relations
Internet Internet Governance JIansanjiang lawyers' rights defense Judicial Reform June Fourth Kidnapping
Labor Camps Labor Rights Land, Property, Housing Lawyer's rights Lawyers Legal System
Letters from the Mainland Major Event (Environment, Food Safety, Accident, etc.) Mao Zedong Microblogs (Weibo) National People's Congress (NPC) New Citizens Movement
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Olympics One country, two systems Online Activism Open Government Information Personal stories
Police Brutality Political commentary Political Prisoner Politics Prisoner Of Conscience Probing history
Propaganda Protests And Petitions Public Appeal Public Security Racial Discrimination Reeducation-Through-Labor
Rights Defenders Rights Defense Rule Of Law Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Special Topic State compensation
State Secrets State Security Subversion Of State Power Surveillance Technology Thoughts/Theories
Tiananmen Mothers Tibet Torture Typical cases United Nations US-China 
Uyghurs, Uighurs Vulnerable Groups Women Youth Youth Perspective