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Global Call for Release of Dr Wang Bingzhang for His Daughter’s Wedding Ceremony

Posted on May 23, 2015 in Highlights, News, Prisoners of Conscience, Wang Binzhang Case | Comments Off on Global Call for Release of Dr Wang Bingzhang for His Daughter’s Wedding Ceremony

Ms. Wang Tianna, daughter of the founder of China’s overseas democracy movement, has urged global leaders to help release her father for her wedding ceremony in July. Dr. Wang Bingzhang has suffered severe health issues, spending the past 13 years serving a life sentence in China for his political activities overseas. His daughter Wang Tianna has sent letters to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama calling for diplomatic efforts to secure her father’s release.  At the 10th Interfaith Interethnic Youth Leadership Conference hosted by Initiatives for China in Washington, DC last month, the first proposal from the representatives of Children of Prisoners of Conscience was to call for joint efforts for the release of Dr. Wang Bingzhang, on basis of medical parole, to attend his daughter’s wedding ceremony which is scheduled for July 11 in Canada. All...

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UN Watch hosts Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Challenge China's Membership to UN Human Rights Council, Geneva Human Rights Summit, Liu Xiaobo's Case, Tibet, Wang Binzhang Case | Comments Off on UN Watch hosts Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

UN Watch hosts Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy Geneva, Switzerland – On February 25th, the 2014 6th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, organized by UN Watch, co-sponsored by twenty-two other human rights groups including Citizen Power for China (CPFC, aka Initiatives for China), was held in the Geneva International Conference Center across from the United Nations. The Summit was opened by Professor Irwin Cotler, MP of Canadian Parliament, and a world voice for human rights. The 6th Geneva Summit, organized by UN Watch, is a civil society forum designed to inform and enhance the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council. Renowned dissidents, formal political prisoners, rights activists and experts gathered to urge an end to impunity for rights abusers, support pro-democracy dissidents world wide, and issue a call for action. Arranged by UN Watch, conference speakers, including...

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Leaders Call for Release of Wang Bingzhang on Humanitarian Grounds

Posted on Dec 10, 2008 in International Relations, News, Prisoners of Conscience, Wang Binzhang Case | Comments Off on Leaders Call for Release of Wang Bingzhang on Humanitarian Grounds

On the 60th Anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Congressional and NGO Leaders Say China is Moving in the Wrong Direction on Human Rights Washington, DC, December 10, 2008 – At an overflowing press conference hosted by Initiatives for China, Congressional and NGO leaders said that China is moving in the wrong direction on Human Rights. In rapid succession Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen, of Florida, and Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey, spoke of China’s disregard for the principles expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “On our last trip to China, justbefore the Olympics, Congressman Wolf and I had a scheduled meeting with Christian church leaders canceled and one of the leaders with whom we were to meet was arrested” decried Congressman Smith. Recently returned from China, 19 year old Ti-Anna...

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