Student leader Wang Dan, jailed for his part in the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, spoke at Amnesty International's headquarters on June 18, 2004. Because of Urgent Action appeals, he said, he was treated much better than other prisoners. He asked AI staff members to thank the Urgent Action Network, and encourage them in their work on behalf of those in prison now.
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China: Release Activists Detained for Exercising Rights to Freedom of Expression (UA 138/16)
Four activists have been formally arrested for "inciting subversion of state power" for commemorating the 27th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown by promoting a Chinese alcohol with a June 4 label including a picture of the "Tank Man".
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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