Sunday, August 30, 2015   

Chen parades burned women
(01-08 12:29)

Billionaire Chen Guangbiao (Pictured in the center) presents to the media two Chinese women severely disfigured following a self-immolation in Beijing. The women, Hao Huijun and her daughter Chen Guo, were among a group of people who set themselves on fire in the square amid the Chinese government's brutal crackdown on Falun Gong practitioners. One woman and her 12-year-old daughter died.
The Tiananmen Square incident became the centerpiece of a campaign by Chinese authorities to justify oppression of Falun Gong practitioners.
In brief remarks to reporters in New York, Hao and Chen condemned Falun Gong again.
Some reporters for US-based Chinese media asked the women whether they were actually government plants, who staged the immolations to discredit the movement.
“The self-immolation was our own fault,'' Chen said, through a translator. “We acted on our own behavior.''—AP

   
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