China detains dissidents, rights activists ahead of June 4 Tiananmen anniversary: Report

(From Radio Free Asia)

Chinese authorities have detained dozens of outspoken dissidents and rights activists across the country ahead of the anniversary of the 1989 military crackdown on the democracy movement, placing some under house arrest and forcing others to go “on vacation” with police.

Among those targeted by state security police was Bao Tong, 82, a former top ruling Chinese Communist Party aide to late former premier Zhao Ziyang, who fell from power in the wake of the 1989 “Beijing Spring.”

“He left on [Saturday],” Bao’s wife Jiang Zongcao, who remained at the couple’s Beijing home, told RFA on Tuesday. Read more

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