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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

101 STAT. 1406

PUBLIC LAW 100-204—DEC. 22, 1987 (3) On January 11, 1987, while still an official student at the University of Arizona, Yang Wei was arrested by the Shanghai Public Security Bureau. (4) Yang Wei has been held without charge or trial since January 11, 1987.

Yang Jue. Bi Shuyun.


(5) Mr. Yang's wife, a s t u d e n t a t Baylor Medical College in Houston, Texas, has been refused any information about h e r h u s b and ' s w h e r e a b o u t s or condition by Chinese authorities. (6) Mr. Yang's father, Y a n g J u e, and his m other Bi Shuyun, have been denied all contact w i t h the i r son. (7) The Chinese Criminal Procedure law of 1979, sections 92, 97, 125, and 142 provides for a maximum of four and a half months of detention without charge or t r i a l and Y a n g Wei has now been held over six months, c o n t r a r y to Chinese law. (8) Y a n g Wei has not committed any crime under United States or Chinese law.

(9) Yang Wei and his wife only aspire to freedom and democracy. (10) The treatment of Mr. Yang and his family is frightening to all Chinese students now studying in the West and meant to be so by Chinese authorities. (11) Recently more than two thousand Chinese students signed an open letter to express their concern about recent political developments in their country. (b) POLICY.—It is the sense of Congress that— (1) the People's Republic of China should immediately release Yang Wei; and (2) the United States should consider sympathetically applications for asylum from Chinese students studying in the United States who can, on a case-by-case basis, demonstrate a wellfounded fear of persecution. Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987. Palestine Liberation Organization. 22 USC 5201 note. 22 USC 5201.


This title may be cited as the "Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987". SEC. 1002. FINDINGS; DETERMINATIONS.

(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— (1) Middle East terrorism accounted for 60 percent of total international terrorism in 1985; (2) the Palestine Liberation Organization (hereafter in this title referred to as the "PLO") was directly responsible for the murder of an American citizen on the Achille Lauro cruise liner in 1985, and a member of the PLO's Executive Committee is under indictment in the United States for the murder of that American citizen; (3) the head of the PLO has been implicated in the murder of a United States Ambassador overseas; (4) the PLO and its constituent groups have taken credit for, and been implicated in, the murders of dozens of American citizens abroad; (5) the PLO covenant specifically states that "armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine, thus it is an overall strategy, not merely a tactical phase";