A China that has made enormous progress economically, and that is emerging to take its rightful place in global leadership, should examine openly the darker events of its past and provide a public accounting of those killed, detained or missing, both to learn and to heal.
This anniversary provides an opportunity for Chinese authorities to release from prison all those still serving sentences in connection with the events surrounding June 4, 1989. We urge China to cease the harassment of participants in the demonstrations and begin dialogue with the family members of victims, including the Tiananmen Mothers. China can honor the memory of that day by moving to give the rule of law, protection of internationally-recognized human rights, and democratic development the same priority as it has given to economic reform.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Message on the Twentieth Anniversary of Tiananmen Square
Is it possible, secretary of state Clinton, is it perhaps possible that the public in the western world, more specifically the public in those countries who contributed to the liberation of Iraq, can examine darker events of its recent past ...
IS IT POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE AN ACCURATE PUBLIC ACCOUNTING OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE KILLED, DETAINED OR MISSING
IS IT POSSIBLE TO RELEASE FROM PRISON ALL THOSE IN PRISON IN CONNECTION WITH EVENTS IN ISRAEL, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN - ESPECIALLY THOSE NOT SENTENCED YET BUT UNDERGOING TORTURE - excuse me madam, they say you stopped that, I mean harsh interrogation techniques - TO PREPARE SENTENCING