You are cordially invited to join Visual Artists Guild to bring attention to the plights of Human Rights Lawyers in China

HELP FREE THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS IN CHINA
#FREETHELAWYERS

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WHERE: Pasadena Doo-Dah Parade – FREE, see map below

We are one of the groups in the parade:

The Great Firewall of China Marching Brigade of Visual Artists Guild

DATE: Sunday, November 22, 2015

The parade starts at 11:00 a.m

TIME: Do join us and be part of the parade; please be there by 10:00 a.m.

No experience necessary. Wear dark color business suits or attire.  Carry a briefcase.

We will provide signs with names and photos of the detained lawyers.

MEET: Meet on Nina St, between Altadena Dr and Vindeo Ave in Pasadena

INFORMATION: Visual Artists Guild, Ann Lau 310-433-0697, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Since the massive crackdown in China this year on human rights lawyers:

  • Over 300 lawyers, staffs, activists have been beaten, threatened, criminally detained
  • Over 28 lawyers are still detained with 25 held incommunicado or missing
  • Only two lawyers have been allowed to meet with lawyers
  • Lawyers who volunteered to represent the detained lawyers are themselves detained
  • Family members have been questioned, threatened and under surveillance
  • The sons of three lawyers have been refused passports to go abroad to study.
  • China's government continued to claim that they follow the rule of law and denied the evidence of those lawyers detained
  • Lawyer Gao Zhisheng continued to be denied medical access or travel since he was released from prison after 3 years of solitary confinement and tortured
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