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Victims of Chenjiashan Coal Mine disaster forgotten

Published by MAC on 2005-12-09

Victims of Chenjiashan Coal Mine disaster forgotten

China Labour Bulletin News Flash No. 5

9 December 2005

After the Chenjiashan Coalmine accident happened on 28 November 2004 in which 166 miners were killed, Premier Wen Jiabao went to visit the victims' families in Tungchuan City, Shaanxi Province, in January 2005 and he said to them: "I come to bring you justice." Now, one year has passed but justice still eludes the victims' families.

On 12 November 2005, prominent civil rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, who had provided legal assistance to the victims' families to fight for compensation for their loved ones, wrote the following article to mark the first anniversary of this disaster after he went to visit the bereaved families.

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