Tiananmen Square leader released from jail

Zhou Yongjun
(Photo: Long Xi’er via Twitter)

(Dongxing, Guangxi—Oct. 25, 2019) A former leader during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, was released from jail in Guangxi on Saturday.

The leader, Zhou Yongjun, was sentenced to a year and two months in prison last year. Officials charged him with obstruction, provoking troubles, and subversion of state power after he retweeted six posts.

Zhou was forced to confess guilt. He said he felt wronged by the verdict.

After being released, Zhou returned home, and he is currently resting. He is seeking medical treatment for illnesses he contracted in prison.

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