We invite you and your organization to join an international group of individuals and organizations on Tuesday July 8, 2008, to participate in a one day, 24 hour appeal to the government of the Peoples Republic of China for the release of 8 prisoners of conscience.
We are calling upon the government of the Peoples Republic of China to follow the spirit of the Olympics by releasing these 8 individuals as a symbolic gesture of good will towards the 2008 Olympic Games
- Huang Qi,
- Sun Lin,
- Qi Chonghuai
- Hu Jia
- Yang Chunlin
- Shi Tao,
- Chen Guangcheng
- Yang Zili
Releasing these 8 prisoners of conscience before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics would bring great comfort to their families and will be a sign of good faith to the world of social and humanitarian societies at large.
We need your support to help focus world attention on the plight of these 8 individuals and the call to release them now.
We are asking you to do the following:
1. Fax or deliver a letter to China’s Ambassador to the country of your residence asking for the release of the China POC 8. See letter below.
2. Fax or deliver a letter to your local China’s Consulate General of your city.
3. Send us an e-mail so we can list you as a participant of this appeal.
We are greatful for all your help.
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Ambassador People's Republic of China
July 8, 2000
Dear Honorable Ambassador ______
In the spirit of the Olympics and its 2008 theme "One World One Dream", this letter is to respectfully request your support for the release of the following 8 Prisoners.
Your support for the release of these 8 prisoners before the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony on 8-8-08 would be a great symbolic gesture of good will towards the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Releasing these 8 individuals before the opening ceremony on 8-8-08 would also bring great comfort to these 8 individuals' families and it will be a sign of good faith to the world of social and humanitarian societies at large.
We respectfully request your assistance for the above 8 individuals in obtaining their immediate and unconditional release so that they can live in peace with their families and communities.
We request any assistance you may be able to offer so that the Summer Olympics of
8-8-08 will be celebrated as a spectacular effort by your country to build the ideal of "One World One Dream".
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