Public Forum May 29 – Executions in China: Holding a torch up to human rights

May 2, 2008 at 5:58 am (Amnesty International, Capital Punishment, China, Death Penalty, Events, Falun Dafa, Human Rights, Tibet, Upcoming Events) (, , , , , , , , )

Human rights organisations have reported that China has been cracking down even further on dissent in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics.  As well as increasing censorship and the use of torture and extra-judicial detention, China continues to execute more prisoners than the rest of the world combined.  An estimated four hundred people will be executed in China during the Olympic Games.

Thursday May 29th, 6.30 for a 7pm start
The Irish Club, 175 Elizabeth St
($5 parking in Myer Centre with validation from 4pm onwards)

Speakers include
Helen Gordon – Amnesty International

John Dowie  – Representative of the Falun Dafa Association

Ashley Brown – Director of the Australia Tibet Council

Christine and Lee Rush – parents of a young Australian facing the death penalty

For more information, or to RSVP (catering purposes only) call Tina on 0423 709 445 or email:   justine.hampson@gmail.com

 

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