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Excerpted from LA Times : Ding Zilin , whose 17-year-old son was killed in the crackdown and who now heads the group Tiananmen Mothers , was told to leave Beijing until the anniversary passed, said the New York-based group Human Rights in China. Access to the full text of this article may require a...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that freelance writer Wu Gaoxing (吴高兴) , a former June Fourth prisoner, was taken by the police from his home in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, at around 10:00 a.m. on May 30, 2009. Wu is one of the five signers of a recent open letter to President Hu Jintao...
Tiananmen Mothers: Public Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the June Fourth Massacre This year is the 20th anniversary of the June Fourth Massacre. As a group of Chinese citizens who have lost loved ones in this tragedy, and with profound grief buried in our hearts, we are releasing the...
In advance of the 20th anniversary of the June 4, 1989, military crackdown on the democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, the Tiananmen Mothers , a group of mothers and relatives who lost their loved ones during the government action, has asked Human Rights in China (HRIC) to make public a...
Human Rights in China has learned that authorities have closely monitored activities carried out on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the 1989 June Fourth crackdown, and harassed numerous individuals attempting to commemorate the anniversary.
Excerpted from The Earth Times : Several rights groups joined the Tiananmen Mothers on Wednesday in pushing the Chinese government to account for its actions and release prisoners still held for taking part in the 1989 demonstrations. "The Chinese government must stop whitewashing the history of...
Despite official surveillance, harassment, and detention, Chinese voices have continued courageously to raise appeals for accountability and justice over the past 19 years. These voices include the Tiananmen Mothers, a group of June Fourth victims and their families; Dr. Jiang Yanyong, a People’s...
In 2006, HRIC conducted interviews with individuals involved in the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement. Released in an audio podcast series, these oral histories explore the role of democracy and independent movements as China moves into the future. This podcast series is also a new media contribution...

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