Countdown for China | Archive 2009 December | Amnesty International UK
December 2009 (11)
Dec 31 2009 11:01AM
Yellow Ribbon, Wild Pigeon, Leaving Fear Behind
Today seesthe beginning of the second decade of the 21st century. We are gathering hereto express our continuing resistance against the tyrannical rule of the ChineseCommunist Party, our contempt for such a coward regime that dare not...
Dec 30 2009 1:37PM
Freedom Is Invaluable
The Iranian authorities shut down internet, monitored mobilephone text messages, but the Iranian people have been circulating their slogansand information on the banknotes. Iran’s regime has claimed to invalidate thebanknotes, but they...
Dec 25 2009 2:02PM
Charter 08 saw more signatories after Liu Xiaobo's sentence to 11-year imprisonment
Charter 08 saw more signatories after the announcement of Liu Xiaobo’s sentence of 11-year imprisonment. If you wish to support Charter 08 ( in English ), pleasesend your name, country or city of residency, affiliation or profession, t...
Dec 25 2009 2:40AM
Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to  11 years in prison
Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison, plus 2 years' deprivation of political rights. Please refer to NYT article. Please read Liu's trial report in NYT. Please read BBC report Please watch CNN
Dec 23 2009 9:18AM
Tens of Human Rights Defenders were arrested during Liu Xiaobos Trial
Many Netizens and Human Rights Defenders with yellow ribbons stood outside the court during Liu Xiaobo’s Trial Liu Xiaobo's lawyer was pushed away from jouralists. The man with the banner disappeared. Tens of petitioners with yellow ri...
Dec 22 2009 1:27PM
Liu Xiaobos Trial a Travesty of Justice
Liu Xiaobo's trial is due to open on the morning of December 23 in Beijing. Please refer to the article of Human Rights Watch below: Liu Xiaobo’s Trial a Travesty of Justice If you are a twitter user, hope to support yellow ribbon to f...
Dec 17 2009 7:32AM
Citizens were forced to set themselves alight to stop the government from demolishing their home
47-year-old Tang Fuzhen tried to stop the government from demolishing her home. She was forced to set herself alight. See refer to BBC article More people are forcefully evicted . Such forced eviction is the removal of people against t...
Dec 13 2009 10:55AM
Please support Spain to uphold the principle of universal jurisdiction
Spanish court began to investigate the lawsuits that the CCPtop leaders including Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin have committed crimes againsthumanity. Spain will be Presidency of the Council of the EuropeanUnion in the first half of 2010....
Dec 9 2009 10:25PM
HUMAN RIGHTS ARE UNIVERSAL CHINA CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN AN EXCEPTION
HUMANRIGHTS ARE UNIVERSAL – CHINA CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN AN EXCEPTION Chinese,Uighur & Tibetan Solidarity UK calls on the Chinese Communist Party torespect and uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Today seesthe 61st an...
Dec 9 2009 10:20PM
Urgent Action-- Human Rights Day in China:  Liu Xiaobo Accused of Major Crime for Drafting Charter 08  
(Chinese HumanRights Defenders, December 9, 2009) – According to documents submittedby theBeijing Public Security Bureau (PSB) to the Beijing MunicipalProcuratorate atthe conclusion of the PSB’s investigation, detained activist andinte...
Dec 8 2009 9:15PM
Liu Xiaobo and Charter 08
Freedomof Expression LiuXiaobo’s Case Transferred to Procuratorate after One Year in Detention At2:30 pm onDecember 8, Shang Baojun (尚宝军),lawyer for detainedactivist and intellectual Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波),received a notice fromauthorities t...