Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Speaking Truth to Power

Tiananmen mothers urge open debate
BEIJING (Reuters) - Families of victims of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protests have urged the government to allow open debate on the subject at next week's annual meeting of parliament and "reveal the truth."

An open letter by the Tiananmen Mothers, released by the New York-based watchdog Human Rights in China, urged the government to launch a judicial re-evaluation of the events of June 4, 1989.

"A just and reasonable resolution of the June 4 question is an inevitable trend, and is what the people desire," said the letter, signed by 128 survivors and victims of family members.


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