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TIANANMEN
May 26 1999




   Ten years after Tiananmen, the time is ripe for the Chinese authorities to give a final and complete account of all those killed and injured during the crackdown, to compensate the victims and their relatives, and to release those still imprisoned for their role in the 1989 pro-democracy protests, Amnesty International said today.

TORTURE
12 Feb 2001




   When officials from a township birth control office got a hold of Zhou Jiangxiong in May 1998, they hung him upside down, repeatedly whipped and beat him with wooden clubs, burned him with cigarette butts, branded him with soldering irons, and ripped his genitals off.
   The 30-year-old farmer from Hunan province was tortured to death because the officials were trying to make him reveal the whereabouts of his wife, suspected of being pregnant without permission.


STRIKE HARD CAMPAIGN
6 July, 2001


   At least 2,960 people have been sentenced to death and 1,781 executed in the last three months of China's "Strike Hard" campaign against crime," Amnesty International said today. "More people were executed in China in the last three months than in the rest of the world for the last three years.