FREE THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS

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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