Looking At Edinburgh

5 June 2008

Remembering Tiananmen Square

Human Rights for China

Amnesty International Scotland organised a commemoration and a protest.

Hundreds of civilians were killed and thousands injured by the Chinese military, with tens of thousands arrested during the protests in 1989. Many other activists have subsequently been imprisoned for highlighting or questioning the government’s actions that year.

With two months to go before the Olympics in Beijing, Amnesty International asks the Chinese authorities again to release those still in prison, to hold those to account those responsible for the crackdown, and to allow public mourning for and commemoration of the victims. Such a response will go a long way toward ensuring that the Olympic Games leave a positive human rights legacy. Amnesty International

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