Międzynarodowy Dzień Praw Człowieka #Rights365

Protest 10 grudnia przed Ambasadą Chińskiej Republiki Ludowej w Warszawie, fot. Monika Bajkowska
10 grudnia to dla Tybetańczyków podwójnie ważny dzień - Międzynarodowy Dzień Praw Człowieka, które łamane są w Tybecie na ogromną skalę, a także rocznica wręczenia Jego Świątobliwości Dalajlamie Pokojowej Nagrody Nobla (25 lat temu!).

W tym roku międzynarodowy ruch na rzecz Tybetu pod hasłem #Rights365 solidaryzuje się nie tylko z Tybetańczykami w Tybecie, ale także innymi grupami będącymi obiektem chińskich represji - mieszkańcami i mieszkankami Turkiestanu Wschodniego, Mongolii Południowej, Hongkongu i wreszcie samych Chin.

Jest wiele sposobów, w jaki możemy wyrazić naszą solidarność:
  • wziąć udział w symbolicznym proteście przed Ambasadą Chińskiej Republiki Ludowej w Warszawie (10 grudnia godz. 18.00)
  • zorganizować symboliczny protest, zrobić sobie zdjęcie z jednym plakatów/grafik (do pobrania tutaj) i wrzucić na Facebooka,
  • dołączyć do Maratonu Pisania Listów i napisać w sprawie uwolnienia Liu Ping oraz innych więźniów sumienia: www.facebook.com/events/964438090237258
  • umieścić banner na swoim Facebooku,dołączyć do akcji Thunderclap:
KOMUNIKAT PRASOWY:
STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET POLAND
www.SFTPOLAND.org

Warszawa, 9 grudnia 2014

Chiny: Human #Rights365 = Prawa Człowieka dla Wszystkich

Solidarnie z Tybetańczykami, Ujgurami, Mongołami, Chińczykami z Chin i Hongkongu
CO: 10 grudnia 2104, w Międzynarodowy Dzień Praw Człowieka, Tybetańczycy i aktywiści działający na rzecz Tybetu dołączą do Ujgurów, mieszkańców Mongolii Południowej, Chińczyków z Chin i Hongkongu domagających się praw człowieka i wolności, a razem znajdujących się pod represyjnymi władzami Chińskiej Republiki Ludowej. Upamiętniamy także 25. rocznicę przyznania Pokojowej Nagrody Nobla dla Jego Świątobliwości Dalajlamy oraz przypominamy o Liu Xiaobo – laureacie Nagrody Nobla znajdującym się w chińskim więzieniu.

GDZIE: W Warszawie o godz. 18.00 przed Ambasadą Chińskiej Republiki Ludowej. 

Tego dnia Students for a Free Tibet organizuje także akcje m.in. w Nowym Jorku, Toronto, San Francisco i Londynie.

DLACZEGO? W czasie narastających napięć w Hongkongu i surowych wyroków nakładanych na Chińczyków opowiadających się za wolnością i demokracją, szokującego wyroku wydanego wobec ujgurskiego intelektualisty opowiadającego się za dialogiem, represji w Mongolii Południowej, wreszcie okrutnych warunków w jakich znajdują się tybetańscy więźniowie polityczni – wyrażamy naszą solidarność pod hasłem Prawa Człowieka 365. Każdego dnia bowiem docierają do nas informacje o łamaniu praw człowieka w Chinach, i apelujemy do rządów dbających o prawa człowieka o podjęcie skoordynowanej dyplomatycznej akcji na rzecz poprawy sytuacji ofiar chińskich represji.

BOHATEROWIE 10 GRUDNIA:

(Pełny opis postaci w j. angielskim: http://bit.ly/Rights365)

Liu Xiaobo
Chiński krytyk literacki, pisarz, wykładowca, działacz praw człowieka, uczestnik studenckich protestów w 1989 r. Obecnie w więzieniu, skazany na 11 lat oskarżony o separatyzm.

Ilham Tohti
Ujgurski ekonomista skazany na dożywocie na podstawie oskarżeń o separatyzm. Znany jest z badań dotyczących relacji pomiędzy Ujgurami i Hanami i był głośnym zwolennikiem wprowadzenia praw dotyczących regionalnej autonomii w Chinach, twórcą strony internetowej Ujghur Online.

Hada
Obrońca praw kulturowych i politycznego zaangażowania Mongołów. Skazany na 15 lat więzienia na podstawie oskarżeń politycznych o „separatyzm' i „szpiegostwo', prawdopodobnie znajduje się obecnie w areszcie domowym po zakończeniu wyroku w 2012 r. Jego miejsce pobytu jest nieznane.

Tenzin Delek Rinpocze
Niezwykle poważany nauczyciel duchowy, od 12 lat w więzieniu odbywa wyrok dożywocia za  przestępstwa, których nie popełnił. Ostatnie doniesienia mówią o jego bardzo złym stanie zdrowia. Więcej...

Joshua Wong
17 letni student z Hongkongu, jeden z przywódców ostatnich prodemokratycznych protestów.

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Students for a Free Tibet Poland jest częścią światowego ruchu Students for a Free Tibet. Działamy w solidarności z narodem tybetańskim w jego pokojowej walce o wolność i niepodległość.


China: Human Rights 365 = Human Rights for All 

A Statement of Solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist

As 2014's Human Rights Day comes to pass, we are reminded of the great sacrifices that people have made this year to obtain fundamental freedoms and human rights across the world.  This year’s theme, ‘Human Rights 365’, is particularly apt for the human rights heroes who live daily under the Chinese government's brutal repression.

As Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians, Chinese we join together in solidarity to honor the bravery and spirit of our brothers and sisters who have dedicated their lives to the restoration of basic rights and freedoms. We are proud to call them our people, and inspired by their refusal not to be silenced despite the extraordinary circumstances under which they live.

During the past 12 months the Chinese government, led by Xi Jinping, has been increasingly hostile towards human rights defenders, unleashing a harsh crackdown on civil society, most poignantly against students in Hong Kong  but also through new punitive "collective punishment" laws in Tibet and East Turkestan, and other measures in mainland China. But these attacks have not dampened the spirit of people striving for truth and justice, and the world has borne witness to an extraordinary groundswell of resistance.

Unless the rulers of the Chinese Communist Party are prepared to reform and recognize the inherent rights of all people, the Party is living on borrowed time. Our peoples' desire for freedom cannot be suppressed and the resistance we see today will continue to grow until our collective struggles are won.

In today's global community there is no room for bystanders, especially governments with strong economic and diplomatic relations with China. We know the Chinese Communist system all too well and assure you that standing up to echo our calls for human rights will not fall on deaf ears. We ask you to stand on the right side of history by publicly supporting the Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians, Chinese and people of Hong Kong who are putting their lives on the line daily to defend human right, principles recognized by all nations. As tensions rise in Hong Kong and across many occupied territories and regions governed by the CCP, governments must not remain silent but must champion the bravery of the oppressed, not just with lip-service.

Also on this day we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and we pay special tribute today to China’s jailed Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo; Tibetan Buddhist leader Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, whose health is reportedly deteriorating after a decade in prison; Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, who received a life sentence in September this year; Southern Mongolian activist Hada, who remains incarcerated in a black jail 19 years after his detention; and of course the youth leaders of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement, including Joshua Wong, who appeared in court with 31 others in late November charged with obstruction. Meanwhile we commend those Nobel Laureates who stood up for their principles in determining that their annual summit should be moved from South Africa - which had under Chinese pressure denied a visa to His Holiness the Dalai Lama - to Rome. We wish them a successful meeting and that Liu Xiaobo will be able to join them one day soon.

As the Office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner says, “human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.” Our collective message on this Human Rights Day to China's rulers and to global change-makers is that no amount of oppression will extinguish the aspirations of our people – Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghurs, Hong Kongers and Southern Mongolians – to in future years celebrate this day in freedom.

Signed:
Yang Jianli,  Initiatives for China
@yangjianli001

Teng Biao, Gongmeng/Open Constitution Initiative (OCI)
@tengbiao

Tenzin Dorjee, Tibet Action Institute
@tendor

Rebiya Kadeer, World Uyghur Congress
@UyghurCongress

Enghebatu Togochog, Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC)

To contact one of the spokespeople email campaigns@tibetnetwork.org or call:
Tenzin Dorjee: +1 (646) 724 0748
Yang Jianli: +1 (857)472-9039
Enghebatu Togochog: +1 (917) 698-4367
Dolkun Isa (Rebiya Kadeer contact): +49 89 54321999

Biographies
Mr. Yang Jianli is a leader of China’s democracy movement and President of Initiatives for China. He has been involved in the pro-democracy movement in China since the 1980s and was forced to flee China in 1989 after the Tiananmen Square massacre. He spent 5 years in a Chinese prison between 2002 and 2007 after travelling to China on a friend's passport to investigate labour unrest. He has met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on many occasions.

Mr. Teng Biao is a Chinese human rights activist and lawyer, and the co-founder of Gongmeng/Open Constitution Initiative. He has been a vocal supporter of human rights activists such as Chen Guangcheng and Hu Jia and was arrested in March 2008 and again in February 2011. He is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and President of China Against the Death Penalty.

Mr. Tenzin Dorjee (Tendor) is a Tibetan writer, activist and musician, and Researcher and Strategic Advisor for Tibet Action Institute. He is the former Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet. He was arrested and briefly detained in Tibet in 2007 after protesting against the Beijing Olympics at Everest Base Camp.

Ms. Rebiya Kadeer is the leader of the Uyghur Democracy Movement and President of the World Uyghur Congress. An activist and businesswoman, she was imprisoned from 2000 - 2005 for her relentless political and human rights activism and now lives in exile in the United States. She’s been awarded the Rafto Prize for Human Rights and in 2012 was included in the list of ‘500 Most Influential Muslims’.

Mr. Enghebatu Togochog is the Director of the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC), a New York based human rights organization dedicated to to protection and promotion of the rights of Mongolian people in Southern Mongolia.

NOTES:
1. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/HRDay2014/Pages/HRD2014.aspx
2. Chinese Human Rights Defenders report, ‘A Nightmarish Year Under Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”’ documented over 220 detentions of human rights defenders in 2013 - nearly a three-fold increase from 2012. http://chrdnet.com/2014/03/a-nightmarish-year-under-xi-jinpings-chinese-dream-2013-annual-report-on-the-situation-of-human-rights-defenders-in-china/
3. 109 protesters have been detained with 56 remaining in detention as of 4 Dec 2014 and 18 formally charged; http://www.amnesty.org.uk/blogs/countdown-china/partial-list-detained-after-expressing-support-hong-kong-democracy-4-dec-2014
4. http://www.savetibet.org/harsh-new-rectification-drive-in-driru-nuns-expelled-and-warning-of-destruction-of-monasteries-and-mani-walls/ International Campaign for Tibet, ‘Harsh new ‘rectification’ drive in Driru’:
5. https://uyghuramerican.org/article/chinese-government-proposals-intended-collective-punishment-further-marginalize-uyghur The Uyghur American Association, ‘Chinese government proposals intended as collective punishment’
6. His Holiness the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 following the violent suppression of the Chinese democracy movement in Tiananmen Square in June and the crushing of pro-independence demonstrations in Tibet http://www.nytimes.com/1989/10/06/world/dalai-lama-wins-the-nobel-peace-prize.html
7. Scholar and dissident Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power”. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2010/xiaobo-facts.html
8. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a highly respected Tibetan Buddhist leader and advocate of Tibetan identity and culture, has been in prison for 12 years for unproven allegations of involvement in a bombing. Recent news indicates that he is in very ill-health, http://freetibetanheroes.org/portfolio-items/tenzin-delek-rinpoche/
9. Prominent Uyghur scholar, Ilham Tohti, was given a life sentence on politically motivated charges of “separatism” after his renowned work to peacefully build bridges between ethnic communities, see http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/china-deplorable-x-year-jail-sentence-uighur-scholar-2014-09-17
10. Hada, a writer from Southern Mongolia, is being held under de facto house arrest after serving a 15-year prison sentence on charges of "separatism" and "espionage." His wife recently appealed to Xi Jinping for his immediate release, expressing fears for her husband's health and safety. http://free-hada-now.org/
11. See http://wongchifung.wordpress.com/
12. The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates was suspended in September 2014 after the South African Government failed to issue a visa for His Holiness the Dalai Lama to attend in Cape Town. The Summit will now be hosted by the City of Rome, at the invitation of Mayor Ignazio Marino between 12 - 14 December - see http://www.nobelforpeace-summits.org/xiv-world-summit-of-nobel-peace-laureates-to-be-relocated-to-rome/
13. Statement for 2014 of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/2014/statements.shtml