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China: Activists detained in Tiananmen clampdown

, Index number: ASA 17/026/2014

Five activists were detained in China on 6 May as part of a wider crackdown ahead of the anniversary of the crackdown of the 1989 pro-democracy movement. They were held after attending a meeting in Beijing to discuss the anniversary. Several other activists have also been detained, while relatives of those killed during the crackdown have been placed under strict surveillance.

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