Friday, December 10, 2010

Demand Human Rights Every Day

Today the international community observes Human Rights Day. This year's theme is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination. Today, Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo sits in a prison cell in China. After more than twenty years of championing human rights, in 2008 he was sentenced to 11 years in prison and two years of deprivation of political rights. While bureaucrats agreed to international agreements with their fingers crossed behind their backs, Liu was protesting at Tianamen Square. He was also a co-author of Charter 08; outlining the rights to which all Chinese citizens are entitled.

Join the chorus of people demanding basic human rights all over the world. Speak up and make every day Human Rights day!

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