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Dr. YANG Jianli Joins the International Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes Against Humanity of the Castro Regime

Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China
April 30, 2017, Washington, DC
Initiatives for China/Citizen for China is glad to announce that its founder and president Dr. YANG Jianli has joined 7 other prominent human rights leaders from the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, Spain and Italy on International Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes Against Humanity of Castro Regime. “I am honored to serve on this important commission” said Dr.YANG, “my appointment on the commission reminds each of us that we must not only support the victims of human rights abuse in our own homelands, but also support and stand with those defending human rights in other lands. Our work on the commission will serve as an important source of inspiration, not only to the freedom-loving people of Cuba, but also of the rest of the world including, my home country China. So we stand together in solidarity with all the oppressed people around the world and say to one another: Your slavery is my servitude; Your fight is my struggle; and Your liberty will be my freedom.”

 

The following is the press release from Justice Cuba and some news reports about Dr.YANG membership on the commission.

 

RELEASE: PROMINENT CHINESE DISSIDENT IS INTEGRATED TO INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROSECUTION OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY OF THE CASTRO REGIME
Miami, Florida – April 27, 2017 – Justice Cuba
The prominent academic, democracy activist and former political prisoner Dr. YANG Jianli, announced today from Washington DC, his membership in the International Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against Humanity of the Castro Regime. Dr. YANG, president of the non-governmental organization “Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China” based in Washington DC, served five years in prison in China for his leadership in the Chinese Democracy Movement. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard, Dr. YANG is one of the main promoters of democratic change in China and is one of the leading authorities on the state of human rights in that country. Dr. YANG has received important recognitions, such as the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom,Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Achievement Award and the Morris Abram Human Rights Award.
Dr. YANG Jianli joins the commission that already has prominent members from the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, Spain and Italy.
Dr. René Bolio, who heads the Commission, said from Mexico City: “The incorporation of Dr. Jianli to the work of our Commission is a very important achievement that consolidates and expands the work capacity and prestige of our effort”.
The International Commission for the Control of Crimes against Humanity committed by the Castro regime, known as “JusticeCuba” was founded on March 27, 2017. For more information on the International Commission, go to its Website www.justicecuba.com.
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