ACTION: Protest Wen Jiabao in UK 26-27 June

ChinesePremier Wen Jiabao is due to visit the UK between 25 and 27 June, and will be meeting David Cameron in London on 27 June for a UK-China Summit. This meeting provides the British Prime Minister with the perfect opportunity of putting human rights at the centre of the UK's relationship with China, in line with the government's commitment announced earlier this year.

JOIN THE PROTESTS
BIRMINGHAM
Sunday 26 June, 10am – 12 noon
Location: Entrance to MG Rover factory on Lickey Road, Longbridge, Birmingham B45. Map
Nearest train station: Longbridge
Wen Jiabao is due to visit the MG Rover plant (owned by Chinese company Shanghai Automotive). Chinese democracy activists and Falun Gong supporters will be present. Tibet supporters are encouraged to join them.

LONDON
Sunday 26 June, 3pm – 6pm

opposite Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA. Map
Nearest tube: Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line)
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Wen Jiabao will be staying at the Mandarin Hotel and is believed to be holding business meetings there.

Monday 27 June, 11am – 1pm
opposite Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA. Map
Nearest tubes: Westminster or Charing Cross
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Wen Jiabao will be meeting David Cameron at 10 Downing Street as part of the UK-China Summit.

Monday 27 June, 2pm – 3.30pm
outside Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. Map
Nearest tubes: Westminster, Charing Cross or Piccadilly Circus
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Wen Jiabao will visiting the Royal Society following his meeting with David Cameron.

Placards  and flags will be provided at the London protests but feel free to bring your own. Both  Cameron and Wen must be reminded that human rights must be put before  trade, and Wen has to see that the issue of Tibet is still important to  those living in the UK.
The London protests are being organised by a coalition of UK-based Tibet groups, including Tibet Society. Human rights activists and other groups will join.

TAKE ACTION
Please write to Prime Minister David Cameron calling on him to:
► raise grave concerns with the Chinese Premier over the ongoing situation in Ngaba, eastern Tibet and to urge the CCP regime to:
  – end the military lockdown of Kirti monastery;
  – immediately withdraw the military from Ngaba;
  – release all those detained since the situation began in mid-March including the 300 monks forcibly removed from Kirti monastery, and
  – allow access for media and international observers.
► tomake a strong and public statement expressing concern over the increasing repression in Tibet and the recent crackdown on dissent whichhas seen numerous arbitrary arrests of those who speak out against the CCP regime policies. See A partial list of disappeared individuals under the Chinese regime (25 June 2011)

► toresolutely call on the CCP regime to uphold the rule of law, including fair and transparent trials, and to adhere to internationally accepted human rights standards, such as the rights to freedom of expression, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly, rights of human rights lawyers. See

Partial List Of Individual Cases Of Rights Lawyers And Legal Advocates

Address: Prime Minister David Cameron
10 Downing Street
London SW1A 2AA
Fax: 020 7925 0918
Send an online message via https://email.number10.gov.uk/Contact.aspx

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