Toronto – May 29, 2018
Amnesty International Canada, PEN Canada and the Toronto Association for Democracy in China
jointly announced today the kickoff of the Liu Xiaobo Memorial project to erect a bronze sculpture of
an empty chair to commemorate his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in
We strongly denounce the arbitrary, unlawful and unconstitutional decision of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government to bar Agnes Chow Ting from running as a candidate in the Hong Kong Legislative Council by-election on the basis of her political opinion and political affiliation. This decision has violated the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Hong Kong is a signatory. To comply with Article 26 of the Basic Law and Article 21 of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights, the HKSAR Government should immediately restore Agnes Chow Ting’s right and opportunity as a permanent resident to stand for election without unreasonable restrictions. (more…)
The international community is watching! HKers, please do not give up!
The open letter, dated Nov 29 and prior to his trip to China, urged him to consider human rights and political prisoners together with trade relationship. A list of political prisoners who are, or have closed ties with, Canadian citizens was included for the PM. The letter was prepared by Amnesty International Canada which, as well as TADC, are two of the 15 organizations that make up the coalition. (more…)
9.28 沒有即時變成香港的 6.4, 但三年後的今天，香港民選議員被DQ，大㧗追求民主、人權、公義的青年變成政治犯，10 間大學校長聯署壓抑學生在院校內的言論自由，建制派立法會議員公開鼓吹要將佔中領袖「殺無赦」！
In Solidarity with HK – 與香港共同體
My name is Winnie Ng. On behalf of the Toronto Association for Democracy in China (TADC, 多倫多支持中國民運會), I would like to extend our solidarity and support. Even though we have never met, we are very touched by your dedication and determination in defending the rights of Hong Kong citizens. I want to let you know that many Canadians are behind you and Hong Kong. (more…)
The Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China, of which TADC is a member, sent an open letter to Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affaris, urging her to take a leading effort for the unconditional release of LIU Xia, the widow of LIU Xiaobo.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
We write this Open Letter to you as members of the Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China, urging that the Canadian government and you personally continue make determined efforts to seek the unconditional release of LIU Xia, the widow of LIU Xiaobo, who is currently under house arrest in China. (more…)