» 05/13/2009, 00.00
Zhou Yongjun, who was in Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989, is arrested
After fleeing to the United States the student leader tried to re-enter China last year but was caught by police. Now after months of secret detention he is charged with fraud. Dui Hua Foundation says at least 30 people are still in prison for their presence in Tiananmen Square on that fateful night.
Liu Zhihua, the last known prisoner jailed over Tiananmen protest, is freed
Mr Liu organised a strike to protest the 4 June crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Human rights groups say however that at least 30 more people are still in jail for the same reason despite the fact that the authorities have said nothing about them. By contrast, the latter fear the Mothers of Tiananmen meeting to commemorate the death of their children.
02/02/2009 HONG KONG – CHINA
HK pro-democracy activists to invite exiled dissidents to commemorate Tiananmen Square crackdown
Meetings, forums and seminars are planned to lead up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Beijing will probably refuse visas to “counterrevolutionaries” involved in the 1989 event.
02/06/2011 CHINA – TIBET
Beijing cannot pay money to compensate for the Tiananmen Square massacre
Tibetans and Indians express their solidarity towards the Mothers of Tiananmen and their movement as they seek the truth of what happened on 4 June 1989. For the former prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Beijing “is brutal to everyone, against minorities but also its own people”. Its offer of money in lieu of an apology is “unreasonable”.
Tiananmen massacre still continues today
Eighteen years since the repression of the anti-corruption and pro-democracy movement, Han Dongfang, founder of the first free Chinese trade union, looks at the current situation of human and civil rights in his country and warns that continued repression and terror against the people can only undermine society as a whole.
Tiananmen Mothers: government should revise its views about the student movement, punish culprits
In its annual open letter on the anniversary of the June 4 massacre, the group, led by Ding Zilin, calls on the authorities to revise their views and condemnation of the pro-democracy movement and compensate the victims.
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