Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial 劉曉波空座椅紀念碑

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Under the blue sunny sky, 100 people attended the unveiling ceremony of Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial. The memorial is located outside the Ottawa headquarter of Amnesty International Canada. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony were Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, Richard Stursberg, Chair of PEN Canada and Winnie Ng, Chair of Toronto Association of Democracy in China. These three organizations announced the project to erect the memorial in May 2018 and made it a reality on August 13, 2019.
大約有100人在晴朗的藍天下出席劉曉波空座椅紀念碑揭幕禮,紀念碑位於加拿大國際特赦渥太華總部前園。加拿大國際特赦組織秘書長Alex Neve、加拿大筆會會長Richard Stursberg和多倫多支持中國民運會會長吳溫温在揭幕禮上表示,這三個組織於2018年5月宣布建立紀念碑,於今天8月13日成為現實。
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To Prime Minister Trudeau RE Uygurs in Xinjiang, China 致加拿大總理關於中國新彊維吾人公開信

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Stand Up for human rights in Xinjiang and take actions to protect Canadians

Dear Prime Minister:

On behalf of Toronto Association for Democracy in China, we write to raise our deep concerns about the massive human rights abuse in Xinjiang (East Turkistan), China.

We are heartened when Canada became the first state to acknowledge China’s use of  ‘re-education’ camps to hold hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs. However, we are deeply disappointed that our government has not taken concrete actions to stand up for the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, and to protect Uyghur Canadians from the harassment in Canada by the Chinese government. (more…)

Coalition Letter to Foreign Minister Freeland RE Uyghurs 致加拿大外交部長關於維吾爾人的公開信

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Dear Minister Freeland,

I write to you on behalf of the members of the Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China listed below with an urgent request. As you know, China’s human rights record will be in the global spotlight tomorrow when the country is examined under the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic review process for the first time since 2013. As always, there are many pressing human rights concerns that merit attention as states present their questions and recommendations for reform to China. We have welcomed the opportunity to engage with your officials, as part of our annual consultation meeting and through written submissions, as to issues we hope Canada will highlight. (more…)

Condemn Chinese Government’s Safety Threat to Artist Badiucao 強烈譴責中共政府向巴丟草作人身恐嚇

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We strongly condemn the Chinese Government's safety threat to artist Badiucao
Statement by Free Expression Week ‘Badiucao’ Art Exhibition

We are sorry to announce that the exhibition “Gongle,” by Chinese artist Badiucao, has been cancelled out of safety concerns.
The decision follows threats made by the Chinese authorities relating to the artist. Whilst the organisers value freedom of expression, the safety of our partners remains a major concern.
We regret having to make this decision, and hope there will be a chance for public to see Badiucao’s work in future.
Other Free Expression Week events will continue as normal.

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Human Rights Activists Welcome Liu Xia’s release 維權人仕欣慰劉霞獲釋

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Press Release 新聞稿

Toronto – July 11, 2017

TADC rally for the release of Liu Xia and Wang Quanzhang during 29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Amnesty International Canada, PEN Canada and the Toronto Association for Democracy in China welcome news of Liu Xia’s release from China and commemorate the work of Liu Xiaobo on the first anniversary of his death on July 13, 2017. (more…)