Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tiananmen Mothers Once Again Appeal for Justice
Every single year around this time, the group Tiananmen Mothers issue an open letter of appeal to the upcoming convention of the National People's Congress. This year's version was released on 2/28. It once again calls for a formal investigation to the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, compensation to the victims, and justice to those legally responsible.
This year's letter also refers to the ongoing events in the middle east, in particular Gaddafi's reference to the event itself. The letter states that any delay in a resolution to the 1989 tragedy would be a crime to the future generations.
There are 128 signatures in this version of the letter. As a tradition, they also included an additional 22 names who had signed the letter in the past but had already passed away.