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Last Known Tiananmen Prisoner to Be Released

A prisoner held in China since the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising may be released this October, according to a U.S. rights group that says he is the last known person involved in those events in Beijing still in jail. Miao Deshun was a 25-year-old factory worker from Hebei province at the time of the pro-democracy demonstrations and military crackdown. He was arrested and accused of arson for allegedly throwing a basket onto a burning tank. A court sentenced him to death Aug. 7, 1989,...

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