[CHRB] 10 Activists Criminally Detained for Memorializing June 4th (6/3-6/8, 2016)

[CHRB] 10 Activists Criminally Detained for Memorializing June 4th (6/3-6/8, 2016)

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Police criminally detained 10 activists before the 27-year anniversary of June 4th, as Chinese citizens continue to face persecution for commemorating the crushing of the 1989 pro-democracy movement. Beginning on May 27, activists Li Meiqing, Li Wei, Liang Taiping, Lu Fuhai, Luo Yaling, Ma Qing, Ma Xinli, Xu Caihong, Zhang (read more…)

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Keeping June 4th Memories Alive: Q&A With Members of China’s “Post-1990s” Generation

Keeping June 4th Memories Alive: Q&A With Members of China’s “Post-1990s” Generation

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Since 1989, the Chinese Communist Party has enforced a policy of denial about the 1989 Tiananmen protests and their violent suppression. Authorities have suppressed demands by victims’ families for justice and any efforts to commemorate those who died when government troops opened fire on peaceful protesters. The government has scrubbed (read more…)

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#RememberJune4th: Former 1989 Participants Currently Detained/Jailed for Continued Rights Activism

#RememberJune4th: Former 1989 Participants Currently Detained/Jailed for Continued Rights Activism

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27 years after the Chinese government’s bloody suppression of the pro-democracy movement, a number of participants in the 1989 movement are currently detained or in prison for continuing their advocacy for human rights and democratic reforms. These individuals played leadership roles or joined the protests in 1989 as young students, (read more…)

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[CHRB] End Persecution of Participants in 1989 Pro-democracy Movement for Their Ongoing Activism

[CHRB] End Persecution of Participants in 1989 Pro-democracy Movement for Their Ongoing Activism

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On the 26th anniversary of the Chinese government’s bloody suppression of the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations, scores of individuals who took part in the movement are detained or in prison today for their continuing efforts to promote human rights and democratic reforms. Several activists and lawyers seized last year for marking (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: 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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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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