Saturday, April 12, 2008

我将加入盐湖城“人权圣火”接力跑 4/20 I Will Join Salt Lake City Human Rights Torch Relay

我将加入盐湖城“人权圣火”接力跑 4/20 I Will Join Salt Lake City Human Rights Torch Relay

4/20: Global Human Rights Torch Relay (Washington Square Park)

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Date: 2008-04-10, 12:33PM MDT

We invite you to participate in the Sunday morning walk to begin Salt Lake City’s Human Rights Torch Relay to be followed by speakers and music.

What: The global Human Rights Torch Relay arrived in North
America in March, after its opening ceremony in Athens, Greece on August 9, 2007. It has been to 4 continents and is now in the United States with the premise of:

The Olympics and Crimes Against Humanity Cannot Coexist in China.

When: Sunday, April 20th / 10:00 am walk / 11:00 am speakers and music

Where: Washington Square, 450 S State Street (west side of City/County Building)


Speakers: Chinese former Olympic Basketball player Kai Chen, Erika George a law professor from the U, Twewang Rinzin president of the Utah Tibetan Association, Representatives from the persecuted Falun Gong spiritual group, Bart Tippets with Mormons for equality and justice and more.

The Human Rights Torch Relay (HRTR) is an international campaign drawing attention to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) worsening human rights violations both inside and outside China’s borders. Since China was chosen as the 2008 Olympic host, Amnesty International and other human rights groups have reported increasingly violent repression aiming to silence those the CCP has labeled as enemies, including Tibetan Buddhists, Christians, Uyghur Muslims, democracy activists and Falun Gong. The CCP also supports other totalitarian regimes in perpetuating slaughter upon their citizens in Sudan, Burma, Zimbabwe and North Korea.

We are calling on China to improve its human rights and respect human dignity, and we urge the International Olympic Committee to require that China keep its promises to follow the Olympic charter:

“Any form of discrimination against nation or person because of race, religion, political view, gender or other reason is inconsistent with membership in the Olympic movement.”

“The goal of the Olympics is to place sports everywhere at the service of a harmonious development of man, with a view to encouraging the establishment of a peaceful society concerned with preservation of human dignity.”

Location: Washington Square Park


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