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Tiananmen Father Hangs Himself in Protest

Ya Weilin, the 73-year-old father of a man shot in the head during the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, hanged himself in Beijing last week in protest at the government’s failure to recognise the issue. From the Associated Press:...

Fighting For Victims Of Tiananmen

From Toronto Star: His portrait hangs on the living room wall, where he is forever smiling, sturdy – and 17. His ashes are kept in a wooden cabinet just below. On it, his father has inscribed: “In these short 17 years, you...

It Could Have Been Me

From New Statesman: Fifteen years ago my son Stephen was murdered. To lose one’s child is a devastating blow from which a mother can never fully recover. And to lose one’s child as a result of a violent attack...

Chinese Mothers Remember Crackdown

From Reuters, via Yahoo News: Mothers of those killed in China’s 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests have joined the list of groups invoking this summer’s Beijing Olympics to draw attention to their causes. In...

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