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Chinese, Uighur & Tibetan Solidarity UK and supporters protested against CCPs suppression of the freedom of expression.


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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 listen toany dissent voices.

In particularly we want to draw attention to three cases inwhich the practice of freedom of expression have incurred harsh punishment fromthe CCP regime: Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo, who has been sentenced to 11 yearsrecently for drafting Charter 08; Uighur writer Nurmuhemmet Yasin, who wasarrested in 2004 and sentenced to 10 years in prison for the publication of hisshort story Wild Pigeon; and Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who has beenjailed for making documentary Leaving Fear Behind which recorded views fromordinary Tibetans of the Beijing Olympics.

People like them and their families deserve our deepestrespect and solidarity. They inspire us to continue our fight for freedom,human rights and democracy. To the wild pigeons, we offer our yellow ribbons,leaving fear behind.

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