Prime Minister urged to call for release of Liu Xiaobo on Human Rights Day

[2December 2010] Representatives of Chinese, Uighur & Tibetan Solidarity UK (CUTS UK, a coalition which includes Tibet Society) delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street in the run-up to Human Rights Day on 10 December. Theletter calls on Prime Minister Cameron to make a public statement prior to Human Rights Day  urging the Chinese  government to release Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and to release  all prisoners of conscience. It also urges the British government  to  publicly support aprocess which will allow real freedom, human rights  and democracy for all citizens in China, including Chinese, Uighurs and  Tibetans.During his recent trade mission to China, Prime Minister Cameron failed to make any public statement regarding Liu Xiaobo or China’s dismal human rights record. Human Rights Day and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonyon 10 December, provide an opportunity for the Prime Minister to redress the balance.Note: On 10 December, CUTS UK will be holding a solidarity candle-lit vigil outside the Chinese Embassy (from 6.00pm – 8.00pm). Supporters of all Chinese democracy, Uighur and Tibetan groups are encouraged to attend the vigil, and call upon the Chinese governmentto release all political prisoners in the PRC. CUTS UK will also be sending a message to the Embassy to release Liu Xiaobo.Solidarity candle-lit vigil outside the Chinese EmbassyDate: Friday 10 December 2010Time: 6.00pm-8.00pmVenue: opposite Chinese Embassy, 49-51 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL. Map

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