FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2014
Independent Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting Co-Sponsors ‘HOLD ON LIU XIA!’
HOLD ON LIU XIA!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 3:00-5:00pm
Museum of Tolerance located at 226 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the lives of women who have made outstanding contributions to the global Advancement of Women. Even more, we are concerned about women who are mentally and physically tortured under authoritarian governments.
Liu Xia, a women of conviction, has been under arbitrary house arrest for three years under orders from China’s government, solely due to the fact that her husband was the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Her health is deteriorating day by day as she suffers political persecution and human rights abuses under China’s Regime.
Women’s Rights in China, the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting, the Visual Artists Guild’s New York Chapter, and other civil society NGOs in China and in the United States of America are organizing “Support Liu Xia” to raise concerns for Liu Xia at a special event at the Museum of Tolerance New York City. This event will include a video, photography slide show, and poetry readings.
Organizers and participants hope to raise international attention and gain public support for Liu Xia through this open and free discussion, so Liu Xia can break free from China’s brutal regime and be allowed to live with dignity and basic human rights to which all women and all members of the human family are entitled.
For further information, please contact :
Jing Zhang, Executive Director of Women’s Rights in China: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Noonan, Executive Director of Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting:email@example.com
Peggy Chane, President of Visual Artists Guild New York Chapter firstname.lastname@example.org