Leading Tiananmen-era Chinese dissident dies in U.S.

Fang Lizhi became a leading figure in the student movement in 1986One of China’s most famous dissidents from the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy activists has died in the United States, exiled dissidents said on Saturday. Fang Lizhi, 76, whom China had accused of counter-revolutionary crimes, lived in Tucson where he was a physics professor at the University of Arizona. He died of natural causes, according to the Twitter feed of Wu Renhua, a dissident living in exile in the United States. …

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