China: End Impunity for the 1989 Atrocities and Guarantee Right to Redress

China: End Impunity for the 1989 Atrocities and Guarantee Right to Redress

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On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, CHRD urges the Chinese government to end the impunity for gross human rights violations during the 1989 suppression of pro-democracy protests, to stop its suppression of survivors and outspoken critics, to guarantee the victims’ right to obtain redress and (read more…)

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Individuals Affected by Government Crackdown Around 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Individuals Affected by Government Crackdown Around 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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Two months before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, authorities in China began detaining, disappearing, questioning, and intimidating Chinese dissidents, human rights lawyers and activists, journalists, and others. Many of the targeted individuals took part in the pro-democracy demonstrations in the spring of 1989. CHRD has documented 152 individuals (read more…)

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China’s New Leaders Must Confront Hard Truths on Tiananmen

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For nearly a quarter-century, the Chinese government has maintained an impervious approach to the truth about its 1989 military suppression against pro-democracy protests. Authorities have denied responsibility for the massacre and stonewalled public reckoning of the People’s Liberation Army’s use of force that left hundreds, if not thousands, dead and (read more…)

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June 3-4, 2009: 20th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre – Map & List of Victims

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On the night of June 3-4, 1989, troops of China’s People’s Liberation Army moved into Beijing to crush the pro-democracy demonstrations that began in April of that year. In parks, streets, subway stations, and even hospitals and homes, innocent ordinary Chinese men and women were murdered by their government.

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Tiananmen Massacre: Citizens Continue to Press for Truth and Justice Despite Suppression

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For more than two decades, the Chinese government has pursued a policy of denial and silence regarding the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre: discussion of the massacre is widely censored, and there has been neither an investigation nor an apology. But many Chinese have refused to forget the tragedy despite government suppression (read more…)

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Twenty-Two Years after Tiananmen Massacre, Worst Repression in a Generation

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  No Justice for Past Atrocities, No Guarantee of Human Rights (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 2, 2011) – As the world watches and reacts to the events of the Arab Spring unfolding across the Middle East and North Africa, commentators are drawing parallels to the Chinese pro-democracy movement of (read more…)

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Tiananmen Anniversary Marked by Harassment, Detentions, and Official Silence

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Tiananmen Anniversary Marked by Harassment, Detentions, and Official Silence (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 3, 2010) On the eve of the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, the Chinese government continues to refuse to openly and truthfully address the events of June 4, 1989, and persists in its efforts to (read more…)

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Police Detain and Harass Activists on Eve of Tiananmen Anniversary

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Police Detain and Harass Activists on Eve of Tiananmen Anniversary (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 4, 2009) – CHRD has documented the cases of sixty-five activists who have been subjected to harassment from officials in order to prevent them from organizing or taking part in activities commemorating the Tiananmen Massacre. (read more…)

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The Legacy of Tiananmen: 20 Years of Oppression, Activism and Hope

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THE LEGACY OF TIANANMEN: 20 YEARS OF OPPRESSION, ACTIVISM AND HOPE Chinese Human Rights Defenders June 1, 2009 Twenty years since the Tiananmen massacre, the Chinese government refuses to accept responsibility, much less apologize or offer compensation, for killing, injuring, imprisoning and persecuting individuals for participating in peaceful protests. The (read more…)

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Nineteen Years on, Tiananmen Protesters Still Languish in Prison

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Nineteen Years on, Tiananmen Protesters Still Languish in Prison China must end political persecution of participants of the 1989 demonstrations (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 3, 2008) – As the 19th anniversary of the crackdown on the Tiananmen demonstrations approaches, at least eight Beijing residents are still imprisoned for participating (read more…)

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Eighteen Years Later, Tiananmen Prisoners Remain Imprisoned

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Eighteen Years Later, Tiananmen Protesters from Beijing Remain in Prison The Chinese government must allow independent investigation and prison visits by international human rights bodies (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 3, 2007) – At least thirteen Beijing civilians sentenced to life in prison or a suspended death sentence for participating (read more…)

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