Weekly Action and News 7/1/22
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Manchester Amnesty Weekly Action
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Tibetan monk Rinchen Tsultrim was sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment in a secret trial for “inciting secession” after expressing political views on his WeChat account. Held incommunicado since 1 August 2019, his family members only learned of the trial, his crime and whereabouts through a response from the Chinese authorities to the United Nations human rights experts in August 2021. According to international human rights law and standards, no one should be imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression. Without access to family and legal representation, there are grave concerns for Rinchen Tsultrim’s condition and wellbeing.
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January Group Meeting
Monday January 10th, 7pm online
We are delighted that members of HKSpirit will be joining us online during our January meeting to talk more about the curtailing of civic society in Hong Kong.
You will have read about the dismantling of the Pillar of Shame sculpture in memory of Tiananmen Square at the University of Hong Kong - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-59764029. Our chair, Hazel, took part in a recent event in St Peter’s Square organised by HKSpirit (https://hkspirits.weebly.com/hk-spirits.html) to draw attention to the human rights situation in Hong Kong which featured a model of the statue. There have also reports of media shutdowns in Hong Kong https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/02/hong-kong-citizen-news-close-fears-staff-safety.
We will also catch up with our current campaigns.
All welcome to attend – a link and agenda will be sent out the morning before the meeting. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 7pm.
UN Antiracism Day Organising Meeting
Stand Up to Racism Manchester are inviting us to an online meeting to plan for UN Antiracism Day. It would be good to be represented. Register on Eventbrite to receive login details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organising-for-un-antiracism-day-protests-northwest-tickets-227807106187
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