Speak out/Show up/Get involved and Support Human Rights!

Posted on March 31, 2008 by Sara Hickman. | Comments Off on Speak out/Show up/Get involved and Support Human Rights!

Dear Sara,

I am Yichin Chen, the local coordinator for Global Human Rights
Torch Relay (HRTR,http://www.humanrightstorch.org) in Austin. I am
writing today to ask for your support in raising the public awareness
of and stop China’s human rights abuses before the 2008 Beijing

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime has over the years
intensified the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and other
religious groups. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens are held
as political prisoners without charge or trial. The CCP regime also
supports other totalitarian regimes in perpetrating slaughter upon
their own citizens‹in Darfur, Burma, Zimbabwe, and North Korea.

HRTR’s founding premise: The Olympics and crimes against humanity
cannot coexist in China. The HRTR torch will come to Austin, Texas on
April 20 and a ceremony will be held at Capitol. To raise people’s
awareness, my team is actively working with various groups and
individuals of The University of Texas at Austin to set up a rally on
April 4 on the UT campus.

We would love to have your support in any way you’d like. You and your
friends would be welcome to speak at the rally, sing HRTR theme song,
(http://www.humanrightstorch.org/news/theme-song), help to get the
word out in any way you’re comfortable.

Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to your reply.

Yichin Chen

Austin Coordinator
Global Human Rights Torch Relay

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