Zhu Ling, born in 1973, is the victim of an unsolved 1995 thallium poisoning case in Beijing, China. She survived the poisonings but suffered serious neurological damage and permanent physical impairment. One roommate of Zhu Ling was questioned and later released during the investigation.The Beijing police closed the case in 1998 without making any arrest.The case drew national media attention in China. Zhu Ling's supporters have since been urging the Chinese government to re-examine the case through online campaigns.
Zhou Zunyou says the renewed interest in seeking justice for an unsolved poisoning case 18 years ago highlights that, even with changes to China's criminal laws, an accused is still too often presumed to be guilty
The strange and tragic death by poisoning of a postgraduate student - possibly by his room-mate - at a prestigious university in Shanghai last week prompted editorials across the nation.