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Protest Against Arrest of Human Rights Lawyers in China

Press Advisory
 
Protest Against Arrest of Human Rights Lawyers in China 
 
At the Chinese Embassy 
3505 International Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Thursday, August 13, 2015
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Since July 10th this year, the Chinese government has arrested 13 human rights lawyers and staffers, and in addition summoned, disappeared or threatened at least 267 other rights lawyers and activists across more than 20 provinces. This is an escalation of China’scontinuous suppression of civil and political rights, making a mockery of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s claim of “governing the country in accordance with the law.” The international community has responded with condemnation, and further recognized the profound global consequences of an increasingly aggressive and barbaric China.

In Washington, D.C., we are please to host a protest this week to protest the arrest of rights lawyers, demand the immediate release of the lawyers, staffers and activists, and cease political persecution against them. We are pleased to announce that in attendance there will be Mr Zhou Fengsuo and Professor Xia Yeliang.
 
Mr. Zhou Fengsuo is a prominent student leader during the 1989 democracy movement and the founder of Humanitarian China, a Bay-area NGO focusing on helping political prisoners and their families in China.
Prof. XIA Yeliang is a prominent economist from Beijing. He was dismissed from Peiking University as an economics professor for his criticism on Chinese Communist Party. He is now a visiting fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.
 
Location: The Chinese Embassy 3505 International Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
 
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
 
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
 
Contact Person: 
Ms. Cao Yaxue   
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