Heywood Family Requests Compensation
With the approaching trial of Bo Xilai, former Chongqing
Communist Party Secretary, Neil Haywood’s mother has
asked Chinese authorities for substantial compensation.
Heywood’s widow Wang Lulu has also asked
Gu Kailai, Bo Xilai’s wife, for compensation.
Legal professionals believe that Bo and Gu
are implicated in the Jiang Zemin faction.
They are also believed to have been involved in
live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners.
Neil Haywood is alleged to have been
involved in organ trafficking and other crimes.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
is fearful the truth will be exposed.
Therefore, the Heywood family will face
difficulty collecting any compensation.
On August 12, The Wall Street Journal had
exclusive coverage of Heywood mother’s
statement, which was released on Sunday.
The statement said that Heywood was poisoned 18
months ago, and was the sole breadwinner for his family.
Mrs Heywood asked Chinese authorities to
compensate the family as soon as possible.
This would reduce the family’s suffering,
especially that of the two young children.
In addition, she also asked for severe punishment
for those who were involved in her son’s murder.
Heywood’s mother also believes that her
son’s case implicates a Politburo member
as well as a number of senior police officers,
However, the authorities have
systematically covered up the truth.
Although she was very careful in dealing with the
CCP, she has not received a substantive response.
On August 13, “Reuters" quoted sources saying
Heywood’s widow Wang Lulu has also requested
Gu Kailai to compensate her and the children.
Li Xiaolin, Gu’s attorney, said that the Heywood
family asked for 30 Million to 50 Million Yuan.
Beijing lawyer Mo Shaoping highlights that according
to Chinese law, relatives of injured parties are
entitled to economic and emotional compensation.
Mo Shaoping: “If one’s criminal behavior results
in losses for the injured party, including direct
economic loss or emotional loss, they can ask
the perpetrators or criminals for compensation.
This can be for economic and emotional damages.”
In February 2012, Wang Lijun fled to the U.S. Consulate,
in Chengdu, exposing the murder of Neil Heywood.
Subsequently, the overseas “Epoch Times" exposed
the political coup attempt by Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang.
Bo Xilai and Gu Kailai are also been alleged
to have been involved in live organ harvesting.
Allegations also exist around illegal
organ and body trafficking internationally.
Heywood is alleged to have helped Bo and his wife
transfer financial assets abroad from these above crimes.
This is why he is thought to have
been silenced and murdered.
“Radio France Internationale" released
a report two days after Neil Heywood died.
Gu and Wang Lulu met at a coffee shop
where armed police had cleared the area first.
It was learned that sounds of
sobbing came from inside the shop.
Wang Lulu accepted that Heywood’s
death was caused by alcohol poisoning.
She then agreed to cremate
his body without examination.
Why is Wang Lulu now asking for compensation?
Zhao Yuanming, senior legal expert: “Now Gu Kailai and
Wang Lijun are all in jail. Bo is having a public trial soon.
Bringing up such a request, Wang Lulu
is hoping to reach a settlement privately.
She can do so now, for all the perpetrators are powerless
Politically, and they can no longer bring her any harm.”
Zhao Yuanming believes that it is hard to tell whether
the Heywood family can get any compensation.
This is because in both Gu and Bo’s cases,
their corruption charges were reduced.
Their assets should go to the state.
Neil Haywood is alleged for his involvement
in organ trafficking, so he was silenced for that.
The CCP is afraid of the truth being revealed, so
it is likely that no compensation will be given at all.
Zhao Yuanming: “Since Heywood is
dead, one cannot get anything from him.
Out of the three major crimes Bo had committed,
two of them have been covered up by the CCP.
Now Bo Xilai will only be on trial
for corruption and abuse of power.
The real crimes, that of the military coup attempt, the
persecution of Falun Gong, and live organ harvesting
from Falun Gong practitioners have remained hidden.
Last August, Gu Kailai was accused of manslaughter,
and received a two year suspended death sentence.
Bo’s trial is coming soon.
There are media reports that Zhou Yongkang is
also under a criminal investigation by the CCP.