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  • Release Gao Yu Immediately and Unconditionally

  • This petition is to demand that the Chinese authorities release Gao Yu immediately. Please complete and send the petition below to add your voice to ours. You may edit the petition if desired, before sending.

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International Women’s Day: PEN protests the persecution of three courageous writers

If you wish to write to the Chinese authorities: 

  • Calling for her immediate and unconditional release if, as reported, she is being persecuted for her legitimate professional activities;
  • Reminding the Chinese authorities that Article 35 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China provides for freedom of speech and that as a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which provides for freedom of legitimate expression, the right not to be arbitrarily detained and the right to a fair trial, they are obliged to ‘refrain from acts that would defeat or undermine the treaty’s objective and purpose.’

Addresses:

His Excellency Xi Jinping
President of the People’s Republic of ChinaState CouncilBeijing 100032
P.R. China
Fax: +86 10 6238 1025
Salutation: Your Excellency

Fu Zhenghua
Director, Beijing Public Security Bureau
Beijingshi Gong’anju
9 Dongdajie, Qianmen, Dongchengqu,
Beijing 100740, P.R. China
Fax: +86 10 65242927Telephone: +86 10 8522 5050 (Chinese only)
Salutation: Dear Director

Please copy your letters to the Chinese embassy in your country.  The address may be found here.