Tiananmen Sq. Dissident Turned Lawyer Murdered In His New York Metropolis Workplace

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(Photograph by Jiri Tondl by way of Wikimedia Commons)

Jinjin (Jim) Li, 66, was an immigration legal professional in New York. He settled within the metropolis after in search of asylum — he spent two years in a Chinese language jail for taking part within the 1989 Tiananmen Sq. protests. Yesterday, he was fatally stabbed in his Flushing, NY, workplace.

Li suffered stab wounds on his neck and physique. Although he was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, he succumbed to his wounds.

Xiaoning Zhang, 25, was arrested on homicide prices. Buddies of the sufferer have speculated the Li wouldn’t take his attacker on as a consumer and that was motivation for the assault:

“He didn’t need to take her case. There was no purpose to kill him. She got here right here final Friday and made a scene. The workplace known as police however she ran away,” [friend and lawyer Wei (Wayne) Zhu] stated.

“That in all probability triggered her anger. Right now she got here with a knife, with the intent to kill him,” he alleged.

Zhu additionally expressed shock over the assault, “I can’t imagine it. She not solely destroyed his life, however the hope of our group. He needed to appreciate democracy in China. He won’t ever notice that dream.”

Above the Legislation extends our condolences to the household, buddies, and colleagues of Jinjin Li.

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