RN board member Dr. YANG on universality of uprisings

15/03/2011

Renowned Chinese dissident Dr. YANG Jianli, founder of Initiatives for China and member of RN’s international advisory board, in a presentation to the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, connected regional struggles for human rights with those across the globe. “The uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East remind us that the desire and the need for freedom is as universal and fundamental as the physical need for food, clothing, and shelter.” Highlighting the urgency of the need for action, he added that “our indifference will condemn our colleagues to decades more of darkness and repression.”  (link to video)

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