Chinese Democratic activists get nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Those nominated for their pro-democracy actions include Li Kangmeng, Zhang Zhan and Peng Lifa.
A U.S. congressional panel on Saturday nominated Chinese democratic activists for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize on the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Thirty-four years ago, on June 3, 1989, Chinese Communist Party officials ordered the military to remove the student-led protesters by force who had occupied Tiananmen Square for almost two months, advocating for democracy in China.
This resulted in hundreds of students being killed and the CCP never acknowledging the killings.
During the nomination, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China called on the CCP to acknowledge what happened.
“We call on the Chinese authorities to give a full account of all those killed, detained, or gone missing in connection with the peaceful protests in Tiananmen Square and in over 400 other cities in China,” said CECC in a statement earlier this week.
“We must continue to remember the Tiananmen Massacre and never allow the Chinese Communist Party to erase it from the history books," the statement continued.
Those nominated for their pro-democracy actions include Li Kangmeng, Zhang Zhan and Peng Lifa, according to the Epoch Times.
“These heroes should be honored by the world for their courage, and the international community must demand their unconditional release,” the CECC said in a statement.