Policymakers and Activists Demand Justice in China
On March 5, Freedom House and ChinaAid cohosted an event on Capitol Hill to discuss ongoing human rights violations in China and how the United States and European Union can support Chinese activists and hold the regime accountable. Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng said that the regime has begun to grow nervous that their power is slipping away, but they will not give up that power without continued pressure from the Chinese people as well as people in other countries who care about justice. Geng He, wife of imprisoned human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, called for the release of her husband and expressed her hope that U.S. leaders would not be silent at this critical juncture for China, quoting Martin Luther King, Jr., "In the end, we will remember not the words on our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Chen and Geng were joined at the event by Freedom House President David Kramer, European Parliament Vice President Edward McMillan-Scott, and U.S. Congressmen Chris Smith and Joe Pitts.
Watch our one-on-one video interview with Chen Guangcheng.
See photos from the event.
Remarks by Geng He: Release Gao Zhisheng.
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