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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11., No. 9. 28th July 1948



The Central News Agency has been profuse with such phrases as "criminal connection with communist bandits," "fear of condemnation" and "suicide." But Mr. Chu Ko-chen, the president of the university, whose "wise way of dealing with the student riot" the Central News Agency could not help praislag during an interview with a Ta Kung Pao reporter, said: "Whether Yu Tse-san committed suicide or was killed Is still a question. First, where did the pieces of glass come from? Even Yu's spectacles were taken away before he was imprisoned. Secondly, why allow him to commit suicide? They arrested him without informing the university. And, after the arrest, the university's repeated requests to transfer him to the court within 24 hours have got no result. Furthermore, the university was not notified when Yu's body underwent the medical examination. As to the question whether Yu Was a communist, it is very difficult to be positive . . ." (Ta Kung Pao, 6th November.)

Yu Tse-san killed himself, the Central News Agency stated, by cutting his own throat with two pieces of glass. Yu was said to have obtained the glass from the prison window. And in their endeavour to remove the suspicion of torture and murder, the authorities anonunced that "no other part of Yu's body shows any signs of wounds" and that there were "no signs of resistance. (Central News. 4th November.)