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China: Human rights violations five years after Tiananmen

, Index number: ASA 17/020/1994

This report provides detailed documentation about human rights violations which continue in relation to the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protestors in China. It names political prisoners whose cases have not been publicized previously. The following documentation is included: a list identifying 75 people reported to have been killed by martial law troops in Beijing in early June 1989; an appeal from political prisoners jailed at Hanyang Prison for their activities during the 1989 protests, alleging that they have been subjected to torture and ill-treatment; a list of political prisoners currently held at Qinghe Farm and at Beijing No. 2 Prison who were unfairly convicted of criminal or political offences for their activities during the 1989 protests; and illustrative cases of prisoners of conscience jailed during the 1989 crackdown now serving long prison sentences.

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