UHRP Remembers Tiananmen Victims and Survivors
For Immediate Release
June 4, 2021 12:00 a.m. EDT
Contact: Zubayra Shamseden +1 (571) 535-0639, Omer Kanat +1 (202) 790-1795
Thirty-two years after the pro-democracy peaceful protests in Tiananmen Square were violently suppressed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on June 4, 1989, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the CCP to finally acknowledge its criminal assault on the peaceful protesters in Beijing.
“This day is not only a remembrance day for June 4th. It is a day when we mobilize the world to take action on China’s ongoing crimes against humanity,” said Omer Kanat, UHRP Executive Director.
“China’s atrocities continue,” said Zubayra Shamseden, UHRP’s Chinese Outreach Coordinator. “Today we see the terrible consequences of the world’s inaction in holding the Chinese government accountable for the massacre of innocent students at Tiananmen Square on June 3–4, 1989, as well as the Ghulja Massacre of 1997.”
On this tragic anniversary, UHRP stands with the victims at Tiananmen Square, and their friends and family.
UHRP is deeply saddened to note that for a second year, the people of Hong Kong will not be allowed to commemorate Tiananmen Square Massacre as they did so faithfully for 30 years, due to the illegitimate and anti-democratic Hong Kong national security law. UHRP stands united in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong.
Recent events including the suspension of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) show that the CCP will not be allowed to continue its criminal abuses of human rights without repercussions from the international community.
Today, the ongoing genocide of the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples of East Turkistan, by the CCP, is a direct result of a failed policy of appeasement of the CCP by governments and businesses around the world.
The people of the word must denounce the CCP regime for the genocide of the Uyghurs of East Turkistan as well as the killing of peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Looking Back on the Tiananmen Massacre (Chinese), June 4, 2020 (2020)
The dead of Tiananmen Square should not be forgotten, June 4, 2017
UAA expresses support for victims of Tiananmen massacre, June 4, 2010
The Ghulja Massacre of 1997 and the Face of Uyghur Genocide Today, February 5, 2021
State Violence Against Uyghurs: Remembering the Ghulja Massacre, February 3, 2016
Ghulja Massacre and China’s Ongoing Repression of Uyghurs, February 4, 2013
Ghulja Massacre remains a stain on China’s human rights record, February 4, 2011
A decade on, the Ghulja Massacre is yet to be redressed, January 10, 2007