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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Mothers of Tiananmen Square victims arrested.

ABC News Online:

Tiananmen Square Massacre"Police in China have detained the leaders of a group of mothers who lost children during the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre."

No details are at hand at the moment but the two women reportedly arrested are leaders of a group of activists named "the Tiananmen Mothers Each year they hold some type of protest to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre this year being the 15th.

Tiananmen has been in the news lately with a recent letter to the Politburo from a prominent Beijing Doctor calling for the Communist Party to re address it's culpability in the tragedy. The subsequent discussion of the letter in Chinese internet chatrooms and weblogs is believed to have caused the recent closure of several sites by Chinese officials.

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