DIED. ANTHONY MAZZOCCHI, 76, American labor leader who in the 1960s pioneered the occupational safety movement; in Washington, D.C. In 1996, Mazzocchi founded the American Labor Party, which supports universal health care and free college tuition.
DIED. NAYA, 25, tree-sitter for Earth First!, an environmental group; after falling 30 meters from a redwood tree the organization was trying to protect from loggers; near Santa Cruz, California. Naya—known to fellow activists only by his "tree name"—was a homeless man who joined the group recently. He spent 12 hours on a platform in the redwood canopy before falling.
DIED. SULAMI DJOYOPRAWIRO, 77, former leader in the Indonesian Communist Party who spent 20 years in prison under the Suharto regime; in Jakarta. After her 1987 release, Sulami—who in 1949 founded the communist-affiliated Indonesian Women's Movement—dedicated herself to assisting victims of Suharto's anticommunist purges.
SENTENCED. CHEE SOON JUAN, 40, leader of Singapore's Democratic Party; to five weeks in prison after refusing to pay a fine for holding a May 1 rally without a police permit; in Singapore. Chee's application for a permit had been rejected on the grounds that the rally would threaten law and order. It is the third trip to jail for Chee, who Singapore's founder Lee Kuan Yew has called a "congenital liar" and a "political gangster."
RECOVERING. BERNARD DELANOE, 52, openly gay mayor of Paris, after being stabbed in the stomach at an all-night cultural party at the city hall; in Paris. Delanoe sustained serious injuries in the attack and had to undergo emergency surgery, but is expected to make a complete recovery. The perpetrator, a 39-year-old computer operator, said he acted out of contempt for homosexuals and politicians.
ARRESTED. SALMAN KHAN, 36, Bollywood film star known for his ripped physique and surly public persona; in connection with a hit-and-run SUV accident last month that killed a bakery worker sleeping on a sidewalk; in Bombay. Khan was originally charged with "rash and negligent driving" and released on $20 bail, but after a public outcry over his light treatment he was rearrested on the more serious charge of "culpable homicide."
RESENTENCED. GONG SHENGLIANG, 46, Christian leader whose 50,000-strong South China Church has been banned by the Chinese government; to life in prison for raping female church members; in Hubei, China. Gong and four other church leaders had their original death sentences overturned last month, possibly as a gesture of goodwill ahead of President Jiang Zemin's upcoming trip to the U.S.
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