Beijing | A Chinese man faces execution after he took several pictures of himself and his genitals next to the embalmed corpse of Chairman Mao Zedong, reports the Beijing Express.
Jiang Chunhua, an employee of the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, had been working at the facility for the past sixteen years before his arrest this week.
Camera footage allegedly showed the former janitor desecrating the embalmed body of Mao Zedong, according to authorities.
Chunhua admittedly took pictures of his genitals next to the leader “as a joke” and to “impress his friends” an official of the mausoleum told the press.
Over 2,000 pictures have been seized on the man’s cellphone by Beijing police, many of sexual nature.
A biopsy performed by a team of medical examiners also revealed traces of fecal matter, semen, and urine on the face, hands, and genitals of the embalmed body.
Zhou Qishan, a manager at the mausoleum, told reporters that Chunhua had been severely depressed since his divorce last year, was taking antidepressants and felt “extremely lonely.”
Jiang Chunhua faces capital punishment for desecrating the embalmed body of Mao Zedong, believe most legal experts.
Mao Zedong became the founding father of the People’s Republic of China and ruled as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1945 until his death in 1976.