Tuesday, August 5, 2008 –
Action outside of Parliament tomorrow, 1pm, to highlight human rights abuses in China in the lead up to the Olympics. It marks the first day of Ni Yulan’s trial. Ni Yulan is a vocal critic of the Chinese government and will appear in court for defending the rights of displaced people in Beijing.
“Ni Yulan is a courageous activist whose only crime has been to defend her rights and the rights of victims of forced evictions in Beijing. To try her on the eve of the Games is an extraordinary insult to those who lost their homes to the Beijing Olympics and shows contempt for human rights concerns raised by the international community. ”
Sophie Richardson, Asia Director at Human Rights Watch.
See you tomorrow !