Doubts over Li's death

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am


HONG KONG - A senior Hong Kong official said the death of dissident Li Wangyang in hospital was suspicious, after thousands of protesters marched through the city demanding justice.

Li's relatives found him last week strung up to a windowsill by a bandage wrapped around his neck, with his feet on the ground.

Hong Kong's Secretary for Food and Health, Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, said he doubted the veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy protests had hanged himself. 'It would be hard for a severely disabled person to commit suicide, even if he wanted to,' he said. 'Judging from the pictures, it doesn't seem to be suicide.'