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呼籲履行諾貝爾和平獎宗旨 敦促中國政府釋放所有良心犯







香港天主教正義和平委員會 敬約

Press invitation

Liu Xiaobo formally arrested for four months:

US President Obama Visits China Next Month;

Call on the Nobel Peace Prize Recipient to Demand the Chinese Government Release all Prisoners of Conscience

Dr. Liu Xiaobo, prominent Beijing writer and honorary president of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, has been formally arrested for four months. He has been detained for ten months and accused of “inciting subversion of state power” simply because in December last year he took part in drafting Charter 08, which demands that the Chinese government improve its political system and human rights situation, and because he penned several articles critical of government officials. He is one of many writers and human rights defenders to be imprisoned and prosecuted for this offence.

US President Obama received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on 9 October. He will visit Beijing and Shanghai on 15-18 November to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao. On 1 October 2009, the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution with a majority vote of 410 votes in favour, 21 abstentions and 1 vote opposed, to demand for the immediate release of Liu Xiaobo. Therefore, we call on President Obama to realize the objective of the Nobel Peace Prize and the duties it entails. When he meets with Chinese leaders, he should ask the Chinese government to release all prisoners of conscience, including writers and human rights defenders who were imprisoned and prosecuted for their human rights work.

On 23 October, we are going to the US Consulate General in Hong Kong to submit a postcard to President Obama to show our appeal. We also call on anyone who concern prisoners of conscience to send postcards to Obama and the Chinese Government to express their wishes.


Date: 23 October 2009 (Friday, the fourth month of Liu Xiaobo’s formal arrest)
Time: 12:00 noon
Venue: outside Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus, march together to the US Consulate General in Hong Kong
Contact: Ms. Wong 92771758

We welcome other NGOs to join our action and co-sign the attached statement.

Laogai Research Foundation
Independent Chinese PEN Centre
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group
Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese
22 October 2009