US Calls for Release of Detainees on Tiananmen Anniversary

June 4, 2014 9:22 AM

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US Calls for Release of Detainees on Tiananmen Anniversary

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf Tuesday called on Beijing to release all those detained ahead of the June 4 anniversary and allow for greater freedom of speech and expression in China.

"We very clearly called on the Chinese authorities to release all the activists, journalists and lawyers that have been detained ahead of the 25th anniversary. This is something we’ve been very clear about. China is a growing country. We’ve talked a lot about the fact that this is not a zero-sum ...

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