採訪/易如 編輯/李韻 後製/王明宇
Higher-Ranking Officials Involved in Sex Video Scandal
Still to be Revealed
Ten Chongqing official were fired for being involved in
sex video scandals.
Zhu Ruifeng, a reporter for Jdwsy.com, an unofficial watchdog
website, was the first one to expose the sex video scandal.
He says that more senior officials are still out there.
Recently, Zhu Ruifeng was interrogated by Chongqing
police for nearly seven hours.
On January 28th around 6pm, Zhu Ruifeng
left the police station.
Later he said in his micro-blog, “I was interrogated by
Chongqing police for over six hours.
They insisted on getting evidences from me that involves
Chongqing officials and information about my informant.
I told them I’ll protect the informant even going to jail.”
On January 27th five police went to Zhu Ruifeng’s home
at 7pm, they claimed they just wanted to talk with him.
Zhu, felt it was suspicious and refused to open the door.
Around 9pm, an NTD journalist telephoned Zhu Ruifeng,
and was told the police have left.
However he was required him to go to the
police station the next morning.
At 11am on January 28th Zhu Ruifeng, accompanied by
his lawyers, went to the police station.
The interrogators included police officers
from Beijing and Chongqing.
During almost seven hours of questioning,
crowds of media reporters and netizens waited outside.
Zhu Ruifeng says that the police asked him to be a witness,
testifying in the blackmail case of Xiao Ye.
Xiao Ye, Chongqing businessman, secretly shot sex videos
involving Chongqing officials with his sex-trap tactic.
Zhu Ruifeng told the police that he can offer proof about
Xiao Ye paying bribes.
(Journalist, Jdwsy.com) Zhu Ruifeng: “At the beginning,
I reported 28 officials ranked above departmental-level.
Now the figure has reached 38. The police asked me details,
like what evidence I still have and who gave them to me?
The police wanted to get original copies to restore some data.
This will help them find clues to track back to the informant
within Chongqing Public Security Bureau."
On January 24th Chongqing dismissed ten senior officials and
executives at state-owned enterprises involving the sex video scandal of Lei Zhengfu.
Zhu Ruifeng revealed he had more videos
that involve Chongqing officials.
Zhu said that when arresting Xiao Ye, Chongqing police
actually got these evidences but destroyed them.
Zhu Ruifeng: “These videos were shot in 2006 and 2007,
involving several higher-ranking officials.
One of them now is a ministerial-level cadre.
Recently during an interview with a famous TV station
in China, I invited a renowned host to watch the video.
I told him to take a look, help me identify the corrupt official.”
On Jan. 22nd, Xi Jinping vowed to fight “tigers” and “flies”
together in anti-corruption drive.
Zhu has hold “tigers’” sex videos which made
Chongqing authorities extremely panicked.
On Jan. 28th, someone in Chongqing investigation team
in charge of the Xiao Ye case told media that
they sent police to Zhu’s home to verify some information
and obtain evidence.
Beijing lawyer Li Heping revealed that Chongqing police
told Zhu to hand in sex videos, or they will charge him with the “crime of withholding evidence”.
Beijing lawyer Tang Jitian said that Chongqing police
didn’t make sense, as Zhu didn’t involve in the case.
The law can protect people who provide information.
Tiang Jitian: “Being an ordinary citizen,
Zhu held corrupt officials’ crime information.
Police didn’t take any enforcement measures or
file the case for investigation toward these officials.
Who Zhu talks to and provides videos to, it’s up to him.
If relevant person or police think such disclosure is not fact
then they need to follow the law procedure to resolve it.
But not let Chongqing police cross the provinces, and
go to Beijing to interview Zhu, or threaten Zhu.”
Tang Jitian said that the purpose behind the police action
is to protect officials who were exposed or will be exposed.
Tang questioned if these police serve for the people
or serve for several officials?
Chen Yongmiao, law and political scholar in Beijing said the
Zhu event is a pain point between two fractions in Chongqing.
One wanted to maximize the affair,
the other wanted to minimize the affair.
Chen Yongmiao: “Within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
political power system, repeated events happening is no surprise.
It is impossible that Chongqing police couldn’t find the
person who provide videos to Zhu.
They probably want Zhu to hand in videos,
in order to prevent the worst happening.”
Now Zhao Hongxiao, who was involved in the sex video is
under Chongqing police’s control. Zhao Ye and others received heavy sentences.