onsdag 7. juni 2017

Chinese Police Detain Activists Who Marked Tiananmen Bloodshed in Public, Online

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu have detained a Nanjing-based activist after he staged a public memorial ceremony for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre on Sunday's 28th anniversary. Shi Tingfu was taken away by police after he defied a nationwide ban on public events marking the anniversary of the 1989 student movement and the subsequent bloody crackdown by the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Shi, who was wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan "Never Forget June 4," made a public speech to passers-by outside the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall. His home was also searched by police from the Saihongqiao police station, who confiscated his computer and cell phone, his son told RFA on Monday. Shi is now being held under criminal detention on suspicion of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble" in the Yuhuatai Detention Center.