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We can Prove China is unfit for the UN Human Rights Council

Panel discussion and rally on November 5 to highlight abuses in China

 

NYC, NY – Renowned Chinese human rights activists, dissidents, former political prisoners and victims of China’s gross human rights violations will hold two events in New York City on November 5 to call on member states of the United Nations not to support China’s membership vote to join the UN Human Rights Council.

 

WHO: Hosted by Dr. Yang Jianli and participated by various New York pro-democracy and human rights organizations.

 

Speakers include:

Lawrence Moss (Director, Human Rights Program, Hunter College), Ryan Kaminski(Leo Nevas Human Rights Fellow), Joshua Cooper (Four Freedoms Forum), Rebiya Kadeer (World Uyghur Congress), Padma Dolma (Students for a Free Tibet), Ti-Anna Wang (Daughter of jailed dissident Dr. Wang Bingzhang), Jim Glanzer (friend of Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia), Hu PingTang YuanjunZhang JingChen LiqunYang YuBei FengLi XinaiMa YongtianZhao Faguang.

 

WHAT:

 

Panel Discussion on the United Nations Human Rights Council Election 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1:00pm – 2:30pm

10th Floor, UN Church Center, 44th & 1st Ave

 

Rally against China’s membership in the UN Human Rights Council Action

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 2:30pm -4:00pm

Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza at 47th Street and First Avenue

 

China’s horrific human rights records and current practices have repeatedly proven that it is unfit to join the UN Human Rights Council, and that it is nowhere near ready to accept an international leadership role on the UNHRC. As of last week, 8,587 people signed onto the petition opposing China’s membership in the UNHRC with increased number of Chinese citizens led by renowned dissident He Depu, 22 legislators from Hong Kong including theHonorable Albert Ho Chun-yan and the Honorable Lee Cheuk-yan, and a half dozen  Hong Kong NGOs . Many of the petitioners  are themselves victims of China’s gross human rights violations. \It is only a week away from the UNHRC election on November 12 and we must amplify our efforts to press China to take specific and significant steps to improve human rights before it is eligible to take a seat in the UNHRC. Please join us in the events to oppose China’s membership on the UNHRC. (Citizen Power for China, also known as Initiatives for China, is a grassroots movement dedicated to advancing a peaceful transition to democracy in China).

 

Contact: Jianli Yang, yangjianli001@gmail.com(857)472-9039

Lianchao Han lianchao@gmail.com, (571)482-9188

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