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China: Detention of artist underlines severe repression ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Headline Title:  China: Detention of artist underlines severe repression ahead of Tiananmen anniversary 02 June 2014  The Chinese authorities must end the severe persecution against all those attempting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, said Amnesty International after a Chinese-born Australian artist became the latest to be detained for giving a media interview on the crackdown. Police in Beijing took away Guo Jian, 52, shortly after publication of an interview he gave to the Financial Times. “Guo Jian is the latest victim of the Chinese authorities’…

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