06/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

China Accused Of Intimidating Families Of Earthquake Victims

Almost one year on from the Sichuan earthquake, Amnesty International has called on the Chinese government to stop intimidating parents and relatives of the child victims, who face harassment and arrest as they seek justice for the dead and injured.

The timing of the quake on 12 May 2008 was particularly harsh for the province's children -- it struck at 2.28pm, when most students were in class. Many of the younger pupils were having a nap before resuming lessons.

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