Petition: Asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to release arrested human rights lawyers during his state visit

Dear friends,

We just started a petition on the White House website “We the People,” asking President Obama to ask Chinese President Xi Jinping to release the arrested lawyers in China during his state visit this month. The petition is as followed:

Since July of this year, the Chinese government has launched a nation-wide crackdown of human rights lawyers with its police forces and so-called justice system. Hundreds of lawyers advocating for social justice have been arrested, jailed, questioned, threatened and monitored since then. As the Chinese president Xi Jinping will pay for a state visit to the United States and meet with President Obama this month, we want President Obama to properly address this issue to President Xi during his visit and ask for the release of arrested lawyers. The US should be a leader in international human rights protection, and this is a good opportunity to show our support for human rights in China.

Please visit the White House website “We the People” to sign our petition http://wh.gov/iRtiK

Thank you very much!

Co-founder S.Y.
Washington, DC
9/4/2015

Asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to release arrested human rights lawyers during his state visit   We the People  Your Voice in Our Government

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About Global Alliance for Chinese Human Rights Lawyers

We are overseas Chinese students who believe China's economic success cannot overshadow the lack of freedom, democracy and rule of law. We are currently focused on the issue of the government's crackdown of human rights lawyers in China. Contents include original, re-post and translated articles on advocating the release of these lawyers. Please use hashtag #ChinaForJustice to find us on twitter.
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