Relatives of those killed during the 1989 Tiananmen democracy movement urged China’s parliament to mount an investigation of the incident, AFP reported. The "Tiananmen Mothers," in a petition to the National People’s Congress (NPC), called on lawmakers to open a dialogue with families of the victims prior to the Olympic Games. In addition to an investigation of the crackdown, the petition demands compensation, public apologies and the publication of a list of those killed. The petition was released by the New York-based organization Human Rights in China. Tiananmen Mothers, led by Ding Zilin, has previously given 11 petitions to the NPC, none of which received a response from the Chinese government.
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