Initiatives For China (Citizen Power For China) Announces International Remembrance of Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo on Oct 9, 2012
For event in Washington, DC, USA, Contact:
Lianchao Han, phone in Washington:  1-571-482-9188,
John King,  phone in Washington: 1-301-806-5209
For event in Budapest, Hungary, Contact:
Fei Liangyong,
phone in Germany: +49-911-223820, Fax: -223828
Initiatives For China, also known as Citizen Power For China, announced plans today for a remembrance of Liu Xiabo, to commemorate the second anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize Award. The event will take place on October 9, 2012 at 12 Noon local time at Lafayette Square Park which is located at 16th and H St NW in Washington, DC, USA.
Simultaneously, a commemoration event for Liu Xiaobo will be held at 7 PM local time in Budapest, Hungary at the 5th International Conference on Global Support for Democratization in China and Asia. This International Conference will take place at the Tulip Inn Budapest Millennium, Ulloi Ut 94-98, 1089 Budapest, Hungary. Phone: +36- 14778000 – Fax: +36- 12104458.
In October 2010, Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese writer and pro-democracy activist was already imprisoned when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” He was prohibited from attending his Nobel Award Ceremony by the Chinese government, and today, he and hundreds of other political prisoners continue to languish in Chinese prisons.
“Liu Xiaobo is not forgotten by the people of China and by all people of the world who care about the struggle for freedom, human rights, reform, and justice, ” said Yang Jianli, President, Citizen Power For China, “Liu Xiaobo was arrested in December 2008 and sentenced to 11 years in prison solely because of his repeated efforts for peaceful, democratic reform in China. We call for Liu Xiaobo’s immediate release so that he can continue his work for peaceful change. We call upon people in Washington, in Budapest, and all around the world to join us on October 9 as we remember Liu Xiaobo and those like him whose only crimes were to speak out, to write, and to call for the expansion of democracy and human rights within China. We also respectfully ask the Ambassadors of the world who are serving at the international embassies in Beijing to personally request visits with Liu Xiaobo and with his wife, Liu Xia, to check on their well being, and to press for their release.”