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23october201010Dharamshala: On the 11th of October the "Free China from CCP Alliance Europe" was founded in Amsterdam. The alliance sees the cooperation between a multiple of representatives coming together for the fight for freedom and human rights in China.

Members of the alliance include; Gairatjan Rozi (Support Uyghur Group The Netherlands), Lobsang Nyima (representative of the Tibetan government-in-exile Europe), Guoxing Wang (representative of Chinese Democracy Party Benelux and representative of Weijing Sheng in The Netherlands), Lobsang Wangdu (President Chinese-Tibetan Friendship Society Europe), Behtiyar (Support Uyghur Group The Netherlands), Mona Zhimin Tang (Chinese-Tibetan Friendship Society Europe, Chinese Human Rights and Benifits Defenders International), Dennis Barbion (Chinese-Tibetan Friendship Society Europe and United Nations for a Free Tibet).

The Alliances first action was to create a petition for the immediate release of Liu Xiaobo. Liu Xiaobo was arrested in 2009 by the Chinese government and sentenced to 11 years in prison and two years' deprivation of political rights for "inciting subversion of state power". Liu, one of China's leading dissidents, took part in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has been an outspoken critic of China's treatment of Tibetans and was the leading author of Charter 08. Charter 08 called for a multi-party democracy and respect for human rights in the entire of China, the document was signed by more than 300 Chinese intellectuals, academics and writers. Liu has consistently maintained that his sentencing to prison violates both China's own constitution and fundamental human rights.

To sign the petition, which will be submitted to the European Parliament in Feburary, please go to http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/freeliuxiaobo/

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