Urgent Action update: Activists arrested for Tiananmen commemoration in China

Two activists, Ding Yajun and Shi Tingfu, have been formally charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for commemorating the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown.

1st update on UA 148/17 issued 28/07/2017

China: Labour activist jailed for publishing account of Tiananmen crackdown

Chinese labour activist Liu Shaoming is the latest victim of the authorities’ relentless assault on human rights after he was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for publishing his story of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, Amnesty International said. On Friday, a court in Guangzhou found Liu Shaoming guilty of “inciting subversion of state power”. He has already spent more than two years in detention, after he was held by police on 30 May 2015. His detention occurred five days after he published an article on US-website Boxun.com reflecting on his involvement in China’s 1989 pro-democracy

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Oct 23 2015 5:04PM
The new order: A Tiananmen survivor deemed a criminal, and the President of China his victim
Dr Shao Jiang is a survivor of Tiananmen Square massacre. He has spent the 26 years since then calling for justice for the victims and relatives – his friends – who were brutally killed, harmed and oppressed in the wake of the 1989 pro...

1989 Tiananmen Square protests

Protesters in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989
Protesters in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989 © Shao Jiang

This week marks the 26th anniversary of the massacre of hundreds if not thousands of unarmed peaceful pro-democracy protesters in Beijing and the arrest of tens of thousands of demonstrators in cities across China.

The protesters, based in Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, were peacefully calling for political and economic reform. In response, the Chinese authorities responded with overwhelming force to repress the demonstrations.

Amnesty UK Director assaulted by Chinese officials at London embassy during Tiananmen 25th anniversary demo

“When governments like the UK fail to speak out publicly, it fuels a sense that China can get away with murder.” - Kate Allen

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Chinese leaders lay flowers in Belfast to mark 25 year anniversary of Tiananmen massacre

This morning, Wednesday 4 June, Chinese community leaders will gather in Belfast to lay flowers to remember those killed in China&r

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Jun 3 2014 9:01PM
25 years later: Remembering Tiananmen against the odds
It is our duty to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen protests and crackdown, as Amnesty and as ordinary people outside China. We should do it because we can. The opening phrase of a book, The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi, an Italian...

China: crackdown shows authorities still 'running scared of spirit of Tank Man' 25 years after Tiananmen

On the eve of the 25 th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Amnesty International has documented a further 30 activists who have been persecuted as the Chinese

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