Tiananmen Mothers call on China to reassess 1989 – Reuters

From Reuters (link):

Families of victims of the 1989 military crackdown on Tiananmen Square demonstrators have called on the government to reassess the incident and compensate victims, days ahead of the sensitive anniversary of the event.

In an open letter released by the watchdog group Human Rights in China on Monday, the “Tiananmen Mothers” also called for a process of truth and reconciliation over the events of June 3-4, 1989, when troops and tanks suppressed weeks of peaceful protests, killing hundreds.

“We believe that only by going through a process of determined perseverance can we accumulate results bit by bit,” said the letter from the group headed by Ding Zilin, a retired professor whose teenage son was killed in the crackdown.

“And only though the continuous accumulation of specific results can we achieve a just and proper resolution of the June 4 issue,” the letter said.

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May 28, 2006, 11:49 PM
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