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On 29 May 2003, the victims and the families of the victims of the June Fourth massacre in 1989 issued two open letters addressing to President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and the Supreme People's Procuratorate respectively calling for an open dialogue with the new leadership and pressing for a...
May 29, 2003 Mr. Hu Jinta , President Mr. Wen Jiabao , State Council Premier Mr. Wu Bangguo , Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Mr. Jia Qinglin , Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Your Excellencies: This...
May 29, 2003 The Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China: As people injured in the massacre and family members of those who died in the June Fourth incident, we submitted our petition on May 17, 1999, to the Supreme People's Procuratorate requesting an investigation into...
PETITION DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY SUPPORT THE TIANANMEN MOTHERS Support the Tiananmen Mothers in their struggle for a better future for China in which violators of human rights may be held accountable for their acts, and endorse their demands outlined below. I support the Tiananmen Mothers in their...
The view from Latin America Impunity , in the human rights context, refers to the lack of accountability for human rights violations committed, or condoned, by agents of the state. In the vast majority of countries, when agents of the state - members of the military, police and other armed forces,...
Supplementary petition to the Supreme People's Procuratorate for a thorough investigation of the June Fourth Massacre On May 17, 1999, we, the June Fourth victims and victims' families, submitted to the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China a petition for a thorough...
Tiananmen mothers operate in ever-more circumscribed space The woman at the forefront of the Tiananmen Mothers against impunity, Ding Zilin , describes the difficulties they face in their work, the reasons behind their focus on humanitarian assistance for victims? families and the internal dynamics...
In a ruling today that has implications for Chinese citizens’ right to hold assemblies or just informal gatherings in public, a court in Guangzhou upholds the police’s punishment of Li Weiguo ( 李维国) , a Guangzhou resident, for inviting people in May 2013 to witness his delivery of applications to...
The ups and downs in life are different for everyone. God gives each person different trials. Satan also tests people in many different ways. But fortunately, when God created human beings, the spirit he breathed into them constitutes common characteristics that make a person human: conscience, a...
In 1983, I spent five weeks traveling around China with my family on our first visit to the country. In those days, less than a decade after the death of Mao Zedong and the end of the Cultural Revolution, people were still wary of speaking to foreigners. Although my young daughter and I attracted...

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