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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 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.

More on Liu Xiaobo:


on Nurmuhemmet Yasin:


on Dhondup Wangchen:


Protest: Yellow Ribbon, Wild Pigeon, Leaving Fear Behind

Time: 12.00 – 13.00, Friday 1 January 2010

Location: opposite the Chinese Embassy, 49-51 PortlandPlace, London W1B 1JL


On 1st January 2010, Chinese, Uighur & TibetanSolidarity UK and supporters will be protesting against CCP’s suppression ofthe freedom of expression. We will be calling for the immediate andunconditional release of all prisoners of conscience including Liu Xiaobo,Nurmuhemmet Yasin and Dhondup Wangchen.


Enver Tohti, Chairman of the Uighur Association and UKrepresentative of the World Uighur Congress, Tel: 07950 674 306; Email:

Phurbu Rinzin, Tibetan Community in Britain: 07795071837Email:

Lui  Stephen, ChineseSolidarity Campaign, 07789037370

Shao Jiang, Tiananmen Massacre survivor, 0796 194 8852,

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地点:中国大使馆对面,49-51Portland Place, London W1B 1JL


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