Wang Dan was born in 1969 and was just 20 years old when he became one of the main figures in the unprecedented protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989. After being arrested and twice imprisoned he was eventually banned from mainland China and has lived in the United States and recently taught in Taiwan. In June he came to Paris to give a series of talks and met up with Mediapart. He talked about the Tiananmen movement, how it is viewed today in China, and spoke about the current situation in the country and its relation with the world.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.