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Conference Regarding the Situation of Human Rights Lawyer Feng Zhenghu

Update: Airlift of food and supplies enters 4th week amid growing pressure on Obama Administration to take decisive action on the deteriorating human rights situation in China. (for Complete Statement and Updates, please visit: http://www.initiativesforchina.org search in events)

Conference Information:
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: Rayburn HOB

Room: #2456

Who:

T Kumar, Director of International Advocacy, Amnesty International

Yang Jianli, President, Initiatives for China, Harvard Fellow

Michael Horowitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

10 Blacklisted Chinese Citizens will speaker on the practice by the Chinese government of denial of entry to its citizens.

Overview:
Presenting a clear challenge to the “blacklisting” practices of the Chinese government, which bar Chinese citizens with valid passports from returning home, noted human rights lawyer and signatory to Charter 08, Mr. Feng Zhenghu has been encamped at the customs area in Tokyo’s Narita Airport since November 3. He has been surviving on “airlifts” of food and supplies from supporters flying in from neighboring countries. Several blacklisted Chinese citizens will speak at the conference amid growing media attention and increasing pressure on the Obama Administration to take action regarding the deteriorating human rights situation in China.

Background Information:
1. A complete brief on the Mr. Feng Situation can be found the Initiatives for China website: http://initiativesforchina.org
2. November 19 LA Times article on Feng situation:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-japan-terminal-man19-2009nov19,0,29937.story

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