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Key Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi dies in US

Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi, a key figure in the pro-democracy movement behind the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, has died in the United States, fellow dissident Wang Dan said Saturday. Fang, an internationally renowned professor of astrophysics, was granted refuge at the US embassy in Beijing for one year following the…

Young dissidents demand more than rhetoric from the U.N.

While Burmese opposition leader Aung Sun Sui Kay and South African Bishop Desmond Tutu addressed the monied crowd this morning at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, a younger generation of dissidents across town hailed the rise of social media and called upon the United Nations and its…