(HKFP) At least three activist (pictured here) have been arrested in Beijing ahead of the 27th anniversary of the 04 June, 1989 Tiananmen Massacre commemoration meeting that took place in the home of Human Rights activist Zhao Changqing
According to Chinese Human Rights Activist Liu Xuehong she was video chatting with Xu Caihong, when authorities showed up at Xu’s home at 1:30 AM Liu said the call was cut off and she couldn’t reach Xu subsequently — Likewise Zhao Changqing, Zhang Baocheng were also ‘detained’ (arrested) about 7:00 AM Tuesday, according to Zhou Fengsuo, co-founder of ‘Humanitarian China’ based in San Francisco
Zhao was recently released from prison and is a survivor of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre – Zhang is a member of the ‘New Citizen Movement’ a Civil Rights organization in China — Zhou told HKFP that “it’s hard to predict (what the China Regime might do) because Zhao Changqing in particular is a veteran and he was release not to long ago but this can be very serious for him and Zhang Baocheng.”
“This is their basic right, they (were) just having a private meeting…likely a Bible study. They were praying together, just a private event in Zhao Changqing’s home,” Zhou has called for the release of the three.
The China Regime has been cracking down on activities related to the 27th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
According to the NY Times on Monday, Fu Hailu was recently arrested by authorities in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on Sunday, for ‘inciting subversion of state power’ for sharing photos of liquor bottles labeled to mark the day that soldiers squashed pro-democracy activities at Tiananmen Square, nearly three decades ago.
Fu’s wife Liu Tianyan said by phone on Monday, that she wasn’t sure whether her husband even had anything to do with the images posted displaying the two liquor bottles, featuring an iconic image of public defiance of the armed 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising.