SOURCE: Human Rights in China
In June 1989, the Chinese authorities ended a peaceful protest movement by ordering a military crackdown that killed an untold number of unarmed civilians.
Over the past quarter century since the June Fourth crackdown, HRIC has provided advocacy support and solidarity to individuals and groups—particularly the Tiananmen Mothers, a group of family members of June Fourth victims and survivors—who have worked to hold the Chinese authorities accountable for their violence against unarmed and peaceful civilians.
HRIC’s “June Fourth at 25: Resisting Enforced Amnesia, Building a Just Future” initiative builds upon our existing program activities relating to June Fourth, including press work, translation, production of multimedia resources, and participation in commemorative events.
The lead component of the initiative is the “Records of Visits and Interviews with Families of June Fourth Victims,” a collection of stories about 16 June Fourth victims and one survivor, written by members of the Tiananmen Mothers based on their visits and interviews with the victims’ families that began in fall 2013.
Tiananmen Massacre Presentation