Thursday, February 19, 2015

This Day in 1989: February 20, 42 Scientists and Educators Issues an Open Letter

On February 20, 1989, 42 well-known scientists and educators co-signed an open letter to the nation's top leadership calling for democracy. This is the third such letter following those of Fang Lizhi and 33 writers.

This letter is relatively lengthy and detailed. As with the other letters, it called for the release of political prisoners but stopped short of calling for an amnesty. It also did not mention Wei Jingsheng's name.

The full text and list of signatures can be read here.

Days of 1989

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