Monday, 12 May 2008

Amnesty for Women


Human Rights for China

Demand justice for the Tiananmen Mothers
Demonstrate on the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Crackdown

When: Wednesday June 4 2008, 6-7pm
Where: Chinese Embassy, 49-51 Portland Place, W1B 1JL London
Nearest Tubes: Regents Park & Great Portland Street

Human rights defenders, activists and ordinary people in China are increasingly being repressed in order to ensure that they are silenced before the Olympic Games begin in Beijing - people like the Tiananmen Mothers. The Tiananmen Mothers are a group of around 130 human rights defenders whose relatives were killed or injured during the military crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy movement in China.

On the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown we are saying we will not be silenced - we will speak up because we want human rights for China. Visible public action is crucial now to create international pressure on the Chinese authorities.

What you can do
Please join us and bring a rose to take part in the solidarity action. Visit the Amnesty UK website for further details, as well as information on how to make a flag or headband to bring to the demo. Speakers will include Kate Allen, Director - Amnesty International UK; Wei Jingsheng - Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition; and Ze Xia - Director - Friends of Tiananmen Mothers in the UK.

Demonstrations are also planned in Edinburgh and Belfast; visit for more information about the campaign.

Activism Hotline: 020 7033 1675

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