Investigators put Yu’s head in a bucket of ice-cold water and held it down repeatedly, eventually causing his death, according to lawyers for his family. Yu was also beaten and his body scarred by what appeared to be cigarette butt marks.
Pu said it was unlikely that officials would do away with shuanggui as a tool to fight corruption, but Yu’s case might prompt them to rethink the brutality of the system.
“The lesson that should be learned from this case is that if you wantonly beat a person to death, your organization will not stand up to fight for you,” he said.
Additional reporting by AFP