Chinese intellectuals condemn S.China shootings – Lindsay Beck


Chinese intellectuals have demanded an inquiry after police shot and killed protesters in a south China village, comparing the violence to the military crackdown on Tiananmen Square demonstrators in 1989.In an open letter posted on the Internet, more than 50 scholars and intellectuals called on authorities to publish the names of the dead, offer compensation to their families and punish those involved after an independent investigation.”We strongly protest the Chinese government’s failure to publicly explain, clarify and investigate the killings. We protest against its gross action to forbid domestic media from reporting on the case,” the letter said.

The Chinese text of the letter is here, from

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December 13, 2005 7:00 AM
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Categories: Human Rights, Law