Group-level action June-July 1991: The People’s Republic of China: Trials and punishments since 1989

The list attached to this paper documents 310 cases of political prisoners tried since 1989; however AI believes many more may have been tried in secret. Hundreds of dissident workers, students, intellectuals, Tibetans and members of religious groups including Catholics, Protestants and Muslims have been subjected to criminal or administrative sanctions since 1989. Some have received prison terms ranging from two years to life, others have been sentenced without trial to “re-education through labour”. Some of those tried have not had their sentences announced; moreover, trials in China do not meet internationally agreed standards of fairness. The arbitrary arrest and detention without trial of dissidents arrested during the 1989 protests is also reported here

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