Friday, February 24, 2006

China Frees Man Jailed During 1989 Protest

BEIJING (AP) - A man who was jailed for throwing paint on Mao Zedong's portrait overlooking Beijing's Tiananmen Square during pro-democracy protests in 1989 has been released after nearly 17 years in prison, his family said Thursday. Meanwhile, another man involved in the same incident who spent 11 years in jail was recently arrested again - this time for taking part in a hunger strike, a human rights activist said Friday.


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