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Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
[Xinhua "China Focus" by Xinhua Writers Cheng Yunjie, Liu Baosen and Shen Yang: "Democracy, Science Hold the Key To China's Future Prosperity"]
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua) - For the family of Li Wenyan, who was declared dead late March at the Jiujiang City Detention Centre, the promise from the Jiangxi Provincial Public Security authority to make public the investigation of Li's death did not come easily.
The initial reason given for Li's death, according to an analysis report of the detention centre, was "a nightmare" Li had before he died in the early morning on March 27, more than two months after being detained for allegedly stealing cable for flood control.
Responding to the inquiry of Li's family, the detention centre offered Li Wenfu and Li Wenwei, his two brothers, only part of the videotape featuring Li's life in captivity, claiming that a hard disk failure caused their videotape player to malfunction right before Li's death.
A public letter posted by the two brothers onto the People.com immediately triggered sympathy and support from Chinese netizens who suspected "intentional deletion" by …