onsdag 29. juni 2016

China activist to stand trial after visiting Tiananmen victim's grave

A Chinese activist has been ordered to stand trial for visiting the grave of a young photographer killed in the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. Chen Yunfei, a veteran campaigner from Sichuan province, was seized by police in March last year after travelling to the resting place of Wu Guofeng. Wu was a 20-year-old student at Beijing’s prestigious People’s University when troops rolled into Tiananmen Square in early June 1989 as part of a bid to quell pro-democracy protests that had gripped cities across China. As Wu, a camera enthusiast, tried to photograph the mayhem of that now infamous night he was shot in the shoulder, chest and back of the head by advancing soldiers. Read more