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Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests
Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests

Twenty-five years after Chinese government tanks crushed the massive pro-democracy uprising in Tiananmen Square, an activist branded as one of the "black hands" behind the 1989 event has died in his Beijing home. Chen Ziming's death Tuesday was caused by pancreatic cancer, according to Hong Kong's South China Morning Post. He was 62. Chen, who was convicted of sedition in 1991, spent about 13 years behind bars or confined to his apartment. In response to economic pressure from the United States, Chinese authorities released him in 1994 but imprisoned him again in 1995 after he staged a 24-hour hunger strike commemorating Tiananmen. Suffering from testicular cancer and...

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