XIE Jingsuo (谢京锁)

Male, 21, second-year student at Beijing Union University, College of Light Industry and Engineering. From: Beijing.

Xie left home with his camera on the afternoon of June 3, 1989. He did not return home that night. His family went looking for him at every hospital, but was not able to find him. On the morning of June 7, the university told his family to go to the city’s emergency center to claim his body. Xie’s death notice said: “Heart stopped suddenly.” Xie’s body had six wounds, his chest and back were covered with extensive bloodstains, and he had been shot in the genitals. According to those at the scene, he was likely shot late on the night of June 3 and then brought to the emergency center. His ashes are kept at the Futian Public Cemetery in Beijing.

Xie Jingsuo’s mother, Liu Meihua (刘梅花), and sisters, Xie Jinghua (谢京花) and Xie Jingrong (谢京荣), are all members of the Tiananmen Mothers.

XIE Jingsuo (谢京锁)
Xie Jingsuo
Xie Jingrong, older sister of Xie Jingsuo, wrote in her testimony in 1999:

Since Jingsuo's death, the whole family has suffered immensely. Our hearts are grieving deeply. My parents lost their only son; as a sister I lost my dear younger brother; the family lost its only college student. The shock was too heavy to bear for my mother, who for half a year didn't go out of our home, afraid that familiar scenes from the past would cause her even more grief. Because of my mother's breakdown, we had to put a lot of energy into getting her medical treatment, comforting her and staying around her. Because he was under so much pressure, my father rapidly lost about 40 pounds and contracted several illnesses. In short, June Fourth has brought sufferings to us - our family, our relatives and close friends-and these sufferings are beyond words. Our hearts are forever filled with memories and suffering.