Dissident letter smuggled out
Thursday 01 June 1995
Yu Zhijian, who threw eggs full of paint at a portrait of Chairman Mao during the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations, said he was representing 54 activists imprisoned after the Tiananmen massacre, whose sixth anniversary is on Sunday. That a letter can be smuggled out of a Henan prison and reach foreign journalists in Peking, despite an intense clampdown, is yet further evidence of an effective network of activists within China.
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