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Imprisoned Lawyer Tang Jingling Participates in Hunger Strike Relay in Support of Guo Feixiong and Yu Shiwen

May 10, 2016

Lawyer and activist Tang Jingling issued the below statement about his plan to go on a one-day hunger strike, on May 16, 2016,  in solidarity with the imprisoned Guo Feixiong and detained Yu Shiwen—both also on hunger strike to protest mistreatment. May 16 marks the two-year anniversary since Tang Jingling, Yuanxin Ting (penname of Yuan Chaoyang (袁朝阳)), and Wang Qingying were first detained for promoting "Non-Violent Non-Cooperation." They were later convicted of "inciting subversion of state power" and sentenced to five years, three and a half years, and two and a half years, respectively. May 16 is also the 50th anniversary of the start of the Cultural Revolution, which threw the nation into political turmoil and brought great suffering to the people of the entire country. In his statement, Tang urges "Do not forget the country’s painful memories! Join hands to transform China."


唐荆陵狱中为郭飞雄、于世文而绝食的声明

 

惊闻狱中郭飞雄先生身体状况堪忧而得不到及时有效的治疗,本人既忧且愤。郭飞雄先生已经是为了中国的民主事业而第二次入狱,在他身体遭遇危险的时刻,需要我们与他一起共同承担。

我自愿加入声援郭飞雄先生的联署,并决定于5月16日0时至24时绝食一日,以声援郭飞雄先生,以及正在看守所中绝食的于世文先生。

今年5月16日是我们(唐荆陵、袁新亭、王清营)入狱两周年,也是中共发动的令全民族遭难的文化大革命五十周年。在这个日子里绝食,有着特殊的意义。

勿忘民族惨痛记忆!携起手来改造中国!

唐荆陵

2016年5月10日

 

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