In the Shadow of the Tiananmen Crackdown

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Both China and the U.S. have profited from Beijing’s state violence. By Ramona Li Thirty-two years ago, the Chinese government began its crackdown on democracy demonstrations in Beijing. Though rarely discussed in the U.S., the legacy of June 4, 1989, is all around us. The start of China’s democracy protests (read more…)

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Leader Carrie Lam must not let the memory of the Tiananmen Massacre die in Hong Kong on her watch

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Authorities have an obligation under both international and domestic law to respect the right of peaceful assembly, writes William Nee. By William Nee Ahead of the 32nd anniversary this year, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam must not let the memory of the Tiananmen Massacre die on her watch, and (read more…)

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Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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Police in cities across China disappeared, detained, and harassed activists during the period around the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre.

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1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

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Chengdu police reportedly took away activist Chen Yunfei from his home in the Wenjiang District on May 31, 2020.

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31st Anniversary of June Fourth Massacre

31st Anniversary of June Fourth Massacre

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The Chinese Communist Party iron-fisted grip on power has perpetuated its leaders’ enjoyment of impunity for the Tiananmen massacre of pro-democracy protestors for 31 years. Victims and their families have never received justice. Photo by David Chen.

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我们要求联合国调查中国政府天安门屠杀期间及续后30年对参与者和问责者的人权侵犯

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借此纪念天安门民主运动和“六四”屠杀30周年的时刻,1989年学生领袖王丹与其他六四屠杀幸存者、目击者、89运动参与者,在非政府机构“人权维护者联网”协助下,向联合国人权理事会递交了一份申诉函,指控中国政府严重、系统、持续侵犯人权。

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Why We Are Calling on the United Nations to Act Over the Tiananmen Massacre

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By Wang Dan and Frances Eve | Chinese government has refused to allow any independent investigation nor hold anyone accountable for the slaughter in 1989. This is why we have filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Council.

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We Call on the Human Rights Council to take Action Over China’s 30 Years of Rights Violations Tied to 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

We Call on the Human Rights Council to take Action Over China’s 30 Years of Rights Violations Tied to 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

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22 student leaders and victims and survivors of the Tiananmen Massacre, with assistance from CHRD, have submitted a complaint to the Human Rights Council over a consistent pattern of gross human rights violations by the Government of China in relation to the 1989 Massacre.

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Suppression Ahead of 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Suppression Ahead of 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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On the eve of the 30thanniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, Chinese authorities took into custody activists and netizens to silence any expression or thwart any action aimed at commemorating the victims and mark the anniversary. So far, we have documented 10 individuals either detained or forced into disappearance in connection (read more…)

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Former 1989 Pro-Democracy Figures Currently Incarcerated for Continued Human Rights Activism

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Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, CHRD has documented 19 cases involving 1989 protests leaders and participants who are currently detained or imprisoned in China for post-Tiananmen human rights activism. In further incomplete figures, we have found 3 individuals have been persecuted to death, and 6 former (read more…)

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China: Free Liu Xia, Justice for Tiananmen Victims

China: Free Liu Xia, Justice for Tiananmen Victims

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On the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, CHRD urges China to free Liu Xia. This act would be one way to both end the suppression of truth about the violent crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy protests and bring about a measure of justice for victims, including her deceased husband, (read more…)

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[CHRB] Police Cover Up of Suspicious Death of Detained Ethnic Villager; Government Crackdown on Citizens Remembering Tiananmen (6/1-8/17)

[CHRB] Police Cover Up of Suspicious Death of Detained Ethnic Villager; Government Crackdown on Citizens Remembering Tiananmen (6/1-8/17)

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Police have intimidated the lawyers and family of Luo Jibiao (罗继标), an ethnic Zhuang, who died in police custody on May 26. CHRD has confirmed the detentions of 16 Chinese citizens for commemorating the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, though the actual number might be higher.

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