Sunday, March 30, 2008

NYT Archive 1989: No Amnesty

In an apparent response to the growing amnesty movement in the spring of 1989, New York Times reported on March 30, 1989, that the Vice Chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, Wang Hanbin (王汉滨) , said that the Congress ''is not considering giving, nor does it think necessary to offer, special pardons to prisoners.''

Human rights advocates from Hong Kong also said that customs officials had seized a petition supporting the amnesty signed by 24,000 people from 30 countries.

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