In advance of this year’s “Two Congresses,” due to begin on March 5, the Tiananmen Mothers have issued an open letter to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Eleventh National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
In the letter, the Tiananmen Mothers call on the NPC representatives and CPPCC committee members, now entering the last year of their terms, to use the power in their hands to urge the government to open a dialogue with the Tiananmen Mothers in order to openly and fairly resolve the June Fourth issue. They stress that they hope the government does not make backroom deals or private settlements or try to split the Tiananmen Mothers.
At the request of the Tiananmen Mothers, Human Rights in China (HRIC) has translated the open letter into English. The original Chinese version can be viewed here.