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