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China: Crackdown intensifies ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

07 May 2014 The Chinese authorities must immediately release all those detained for trying to mark the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, said Amnesty International, following a spate of detentions in the past week. At least five prominent activists have been detained in Beijing, while several others have been questioned by police, as the authorities attempt to supress critics ahead of the 25th anniversary on 4 June.   “These latest detentions show how far the authorities are prepared to go to silence those that seek to remember the 1989 crackdown,” said Anu Kultalahti, China Researcher…

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