Please join us Oct 8, 8 p.m. demand immediate release of Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo

WHAT:     Candlelight vigil for Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo - demand his immediate release

WHEN:    Friday, October 8, 2010 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Consulate of the Peoples Republic of China, 434 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, Ca. 90020        
CONTACT: Visual Artists Guild, Ann Lau 310-433-0697

The Nobel Peace prize for 2010 has been announced today.  Liu Xiaobo, a writer and human rights activist in China has been awarded the prize.  Liu is currently imprisoned by the government of the Peoples Republic for initiating a document called Charter 08.  He was sentenced to 11 years for subversion on Christmas Day, 2009.
Charter 08 is a manifesto which reiterated many of the rights as set forth in the Universal declaration of human rights.  It was modeled after Charter 77  by Czechoslovakian writers and intellectuals, among then Vaclav Havel, in 1977 calling for change in that country. 

                Asian-Pacific Human Rights Foundation
                China Democracy Educational Foundation
                China Democracy Party
                Hong Kong Forum
                Visual Artists Guild