On June 16, 2010, the Support Network for the Persecuted in China announced the establishment of the Fund to Assist the Children of June Fourth Prisoners, beginning in 2010, to award tuition assistance and scholarships to the children of people who are still imprisoned for their June Fourth activities and those experiencing economic hardships after their release. The fund aims in particular to help those children who suffer unfair treatment for political and economic reasons and are at risk of being unable to attend school.
The Support Network for the Persecuted in China was established March 24, 2005, and is a non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization registered in Australia. Its mission is to help prisoners of conscience and those imprisoned for their religious beliefs in China. Since its founding, the Support Network has provided financial assistance to many prisoners and their children who are living in impoverished conditions. From December 2009 to February 2010 alone, the Support Network aided 27 people who are currently serving prison sentences and 22 people who are newly released or have suffered long-term political persecution and economic hardships.
Announcement issued by Human Rights in China at the request of the Support Network for the Persecuted in China.
For more information on the Support Network for the Persecuted in China, see: