* * * * * Press Conference * * * * For Immediate Release * * * * *
WHAT: Free the China POC 8
8+ cities appealfor the release of 8 prisoners of conscience in China
A one day 24-hour global appeal to ask the Peoples Repubilc of China to release the China POC 8 before the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony of 8-8-08.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 8, 2008
CONTACT: This Press Conference/ Campaign will be conducted concurrently within a
24-hour one day time period at the following cities:
Los Angeles, U. S. A. - Press Conference 3:00 p.m.
Golden Dragon Restaurant ,960 N Broadway, LA Chinatown
Contact Ann Lau - 310-539-0234, 310-433-0697
New York, U.S. A. - Press Conference 12:00 noon
New York City Hall steps - 260 Broadway, NY, NY
Contact: Ann Noonan 646-251-6069
Calgary, Canada - Press Conference 12:00 noon
Consulate of the Peoples Republic of China, 1011 6th Ave SW
Contact: Tom Tong 403-274-9018
Toronto, Candad - Press Conference 11:00 am.
Chinese Canadian National Council, 302 Spadina Rd., Suite 507
Contact: Mr. Cheuk Kwan +1 416 804 1527
Seattle, U.S. A. - Press Conference 6:00 p.m.
Mosaic Coffee House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Contact: Jane Jin 206-829-8972
Melbourne, Australia - Contact: Anna Noonan +61 2 9333 0919 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hong Kong - Contact: Lee Cheuk Yan 852-27826111
Boston, U.S.A. - Contact: Chungchi Che 617-966-2575
Berlin, Germany - Video Press Conference YouTube link to video is:
Visual Artists Guild (LA, NY, Berlin) * Reporters Without Borders / Reporters Sans Frontieres * Committee to Protect Journalists - CPJ * International Federation of Journalists (Asia Pacific) - IFJ * Step It UP * Hong Kong Alliance for Democracy in China * Hong Kong Forum * Laogai Research Foundation * Students for a Free Tibet, NY * New York City Coalition for Darfur * 8-8-08 For Burma * China Peace * Free Church for China * Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement * Movement for Democracy in China (Calgary) * Toronto Association for Democracy in China * Federation for a Democratic China (Canada) * Chinese Democracy & Human Rights Coalition (Seattle, Washington) *
To call upon the government of the Peoples Republic of China to follow the Spirit of the Olympics - the slogan of the Beijing Olympics of One World One Dream - as a symbolic gesture of good will towards sponsors and athletes of the 2008 Olympic Games.by releasing the following 8 individuals:
Huang Qi 黃琦 * Sun Lin孫林 * Qi Chonghuai 齊崇懷* Hu Jia 胡佳
Yang Chunlin 楊春林 * Chen Guangcheng 陳光誠 * Shi Tao 師濤 * Yang Zili楊子立