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China: Dongzhou Killings Must Be Investigated

Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 1 June 2006

China is attempting to lay to rest without investigation the most serious governmental assault on public protesters since the Tiananmen massacre, Human Rights Watch said today. In the absence of public disclosure about the role of officials in the deaths of at least three protestors in Dongzhou in December 2005, the sentencing of villagers involved in the protests undermines confidence in the impartiality of the Chinese legal system... On December 6, 2005, Chinese security forces fired at villagers who were protesting insufficient compensation for land taken for power plant construction in Dongzhou, Guangdong province. [company involved in the power plants: Guangdong Red Bay Generation, owned by Guangzhou Development Industry Holdings, Guangdong Yudean and Guangdong Electric Power Development]

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Related companies: Guangdong Electric Power Development (part of Guangdong Yudean Group) Guangdong Red Bay Generation (joint venture Guangzhou Development Industry Holdings, Guangdong Yudean Group, Guangdong Electric Power Development) Guangdong Yudean Group Guangzhou Development Industry Holdings