Chinese New Year: A New Year for Human Rights

February 4, 2011

Shi Tao, a Chinese journalist, is serving a 10-year prison sentence in China for sending an email to the USA using his Yahoo account.

Yesterday was the first day of the Chinese New Year, marking an important celebration in Chinese culture. 2011 is the year of the Rabbit, an auspicious sign embodying friendship, negotiation, cooperation, and ambition. This is a great year to push for human rights change in China.

Join us in sending greeting cards to Chinese authorities, wishing them a happy New Year and asking them to release prisoners of conscience like Shi Tao, who has been in prison since 2004 simply for sending an email.

Also, let Shi Tao know you are thinking of him and that he is not alone. There is no better way to link the principles of friendship and ambition than by committing ourselves to the pursuit of human rights for all this New Year.  Thanks for taking action with us!