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On May 28, democracy activists in Guizhou Province held a rally to commemorate June Fourth in the bustling People’s Square, in Guiyang, the provincial capital. Lu reports in the write-up of the event (Chinese only) that it attracted several thousand spectators. Lu said that despite the difficult...
In advance of this year’s “Two Congresses,” due to begin on March 5, the Tiananmen Mothers have issued an open letter to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Eleventh National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Sharon Hom : I would like to start with a question about the genesis of the idea to organize a candlelight vigil in Victoria Park. When was it first organized? Who were the conveners? What were the goals?
Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China When the tank arrived, the students were sitting in a circle in the center of Tiananmen Square. The opening ceremony of the Democracy University in the Square had begun.
This appeal (CH), by Zhang Shanguang ( 张善光) of the Hunan Citizens online forum , to the Shaoyang government to provide redress and social benefits to Li Wangyang (李旺阳), who was imprisoned for 21 years for political reasons. The appeal gives the account of Li Wangyang, a worker-leader in the 1989...
On the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the June Fourth crackdown, the Tiananmen Mothers , a group of 127 family members of those killed and injured, revealed that public security personnel visited one family several times in recent months to discuss payment in order to “resolve” the June Fourth...
At the request of the Tiananmen Mothers, Human Rights in China (HRIC) is releasing the following essay that commemorates the victims of June Fourth on its 22nd anniversary. On the 22nd Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre: The Souls of those Killed during June Fourth Shall Not Be Defiled; Their...
Time Waits for No One: Continuing to Delay Solving the“June Fourth” Problem is a Crime Against the Future Generations of our Country -- An Open Letter to the 4th Plenary Session of the 11th Annual National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Consultative Committee This is the twelfth time...
Statement by the Tiananmen Mothers [Translation by HRIC] Every year since 1995, the Tiananmen Mothers have publicly addressed every session of the “Two Congresses” to present their appeal. Regrettably, however, for fifteen years, the delegates and the permanent bodies of the “Two Congresses” have...
Open Letter by the Tiananmen Mothers Translation by Human Rights in China The Honorable Deputies of the Eleventh Session of the Second Plenary of the National People’s Congress and Committee Members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference: This year marks the 20th Anniversary of...

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