Li Wangyang, a Chinese trade union activist, died earlier this month in suspicious circumstances at a hospital in Hunan. Li Wangyang spent 22 years in prison for his part in organising workers during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Mr Li had been released from jail last May due to his deteriorating health. It was reported that his blindness had been caused by long term torture and mistreatment while in jail. Thousands marched in Hong Kong to protest against Mr. Li’s death. We honour a courageous fighter for our class.