As the Prime Minister begins his first trip to China, the Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China is releasing an Open Letter, documenting serious human rights concerns and laying out recommendations for human rights reforms in China. The Coalition has also urged the Prime Minister to press for freedom for thirteen prisoners.
The Prime Minister’s first trip to China comes at a critical time. There has been a clampdown on human rights lawyers and activists and intensified measures to curtail freedoms of expression, association and assembly. These are indications of a deteriorating climate for human rights protection in the country.
Event: Press Conference
Speakers: Sonam Chokey, National Director, Students for a Free Tibet Canada
Gloria Fung, Director, Canada-Hong Kong Link