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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Urgent Action Update: Falun Gong Practitioner Faces Imprisonment (China: UA 216/16)
Falun Gong practitioner Chen Huixia has been indicted for “using an evil cult to undermine law enforcement” and is facing three years to life imprisonment. Her family have been unable to visit her since 3 June 2016, the date she was first detained.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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