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CNSNews: China girds for anniversary of Beijing killings

June 3, 2009

Excerpted from CNSNews:

The advocacy group Human Rights in China (HRIC) reports that several leading dissidents have also been placed under house arrest, put under round-the-clock surveillance or forbidden to travel.

It said police took one man, writer and former "June Fourth prisoner" Wu Gaoxing, from his home near Shanghai last weekend, after he and four fellow ex-prisoners had written an open letter to Chinese leaders seeking redress for being denied regular jobs, pensions and health care for years since their 1989 incarceration.

A spokesperson for a group called the Tiananmen Mothers - mothers and other relatives of victims of the crackdown - was ordered to leave Beijing for the anniversary period, HRIC said.

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