Friday, May 1, 2009

Struggle to Survive after Tiananmen

The Associated Press reported the lives of several former workers who had been caught in the mayhem of the night of the massacre and sentenced to many years in prison. They continued to struggle even after serving out of the terms.

One of them said in the article:

Zhang said he and others rounded up after June 4 are ''history's sacrificial lambs.''

''The students didn't face any serious consequences. They went back to school and were dealt with there, with reeducation classes. But we were punished for the students to see ... because the government needed to restore social order,'' he said.
The article concluded that the there were an estimated 50 to 200 Tiananmen prisoners still in jail, twenty years after the event.

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