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Activists watched closely and warned against massacre protests Police continued to keep watch for signs of trouble yesterday and warned activists not to organise activities to mark today's 13th anniversary of the June 4 crackdown. Police in Guangzhou held dissident Li Wensheng for seven hours on...
In an open letter released today, 114 relatives of June 4th Massacre victims are demanding that Li Peng, widely believed to have ordered the massacre, be held legally accountable, and that the official verdict on June 4th be overturned. The letter is addressed to the National Peoples Congress (NPC...
This essay, penned for the 12th anniversary of June Fourth, reflects on three people who died unjust deaths at different moments in the course of the last 50 years. Its author, Ding Zilin , is the coordinator of the Tiananmen Mothers group that is campaigning for a proper accounting for the 1989...
Li Wangyang , a veteran labor rights activist from Hunan Province, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “incitement to subvert state power” by the People’s Intermediate Court of Shaoyang on September 20, 2001. Li was accused of subversion for demanding that the government pay for treatment of...
To commemorate the twelfth anniversary of the bloody June Fourth, 1989 Massacre, Tiananmen Mothers call upon all people of conscience to continue the demand for accountability of the tragic event. Human Rights in China firmly supports the Tiananmen Mothers, a group of families of victims headed by...
The leaked documents published in January 2001 as The Tiananmen Papers comprise a set of highly-classified materials detailing the deliberations of China’s key decision-makers during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, and the evolution of those events. Jeremy Paltiel examines what the documents...
Jiang Qisheng’s defense Last December, more than a year after his trial, Jiang Qisheng was finally informed of his sentence, four years in prison for issuing an open letter suggesting peaceful ways for people to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 1989 June Fourth massacre. He is currently...
The Li Peng lawsuit & universal jurisdiction over violations of rights
Led by Ding Zilin, Zhang Xianling and Su Bingxian, a group of 110 June Fourth victims and family members in China has issued a statement entitled, “A Declaration on the U.S. Federal Court’s Acceptance of the Lawsuit Brought by June Fourth Victims Against Li Peng for Crimes Against Humanity.” (Full...

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