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Translation by HRIC. February 5, 2010 After being denied permission by Chinese authorities to attend a literary festival in Cologne, writer Liao Yiwu wrote a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking intervention. Liao is the author of The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the...
The Tiananmen Mothers , a group of relatives of the victims of the June 4, 1989 government crackdown, have asked Human Rights in China to make public an English translation of a statement they issued on the occasion of the current annual sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese...
Li Heng For nearly 20 years, and against official silence, Ding Zilin and other families of the victims of the June Fourth crackdown—the Tiananmen Mothers—have pressed the Chinese government for “truth, compensation, accountability.” In this interview, Ding asks not only the Chinese authorities,...
Gao Wenqian In spring 1989, Gao Wenqian was a historian in the document research center of the Chinese Communist Party. The protests and the government crackdown on June 3-4 that he witnessed were life- and career-changing for him. He resolved to tell the world the truth about the Communist Party...
Excerpted from Global Post : GAO WENQIAN worked as a communist party scholar of Chinese history when he witnessed the protests and crackdown. He is the author of Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary . Gao believes the Chinese government will have to face the consequences of its actions...
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...

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