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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Twenty Years after the Crackdown - Tiananmen Square and Human Rights in China

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 3:00pm
2172 Rayburn House Office Building


Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the crackdown in Tiananmen Square and evaluating where the human rights and democracy movement in China stands today. We will hear first-hand accounts of individuals who were in the Square when the crackdown occurred, and discuss the current status of the Chinese democracy movement.

The State Department’s 2008 Human Rights Report found that the Chinese government’s human rights record remained poor and worsened in some areas. The Chinese Communist Party remains the ultimate source of power and citizens are unable to change their government. Human rights abuses perpetrated by the government include extrajudicial killings, torture, and forced labor.

If you have any questions, please contact 202-225-3599.

Hosted by:

James P. McGovern, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC
Frank R. Wolf, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC


  • Fang Zheng, Medalist, All-China Disabled Athletic Games
  • Wang Youcai, Chinese Democracy Party
  • Zhou Fengsuo, Co-Founder, Humanitarian China
  • Bob Fu, President, China Aid Association



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