Death of Szeto Wah

February 28, 1931 - January 2, 2011
Hong Kong | Age 79

Hong Kong democracy activist dies at 79
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MIN LEE, The Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) — Veteran Hong Kong democracy activist Szeto Wah, a leading campaigner for the victims of Beijing's 1989 crackdown on protesters at Tiananmen Square and a voice for mainland dissidents, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 79.

A teacher and a former primary school principal by trade, Szeto started his political career organizing fellow teachers, building Hong Kong's Professional Teachers' Union into one of the territory's most...

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