In Memory of Miss Cao, Shunli, Safeguarding Human Rights in China
Date: 4/1/2014 4:36:24 PM
|In Memory of Miss Cao, Shunli, Safeguarding Human Rights in China
On April 1,2014, China Democracy Party held a rally in front of Chinese Consulate General in New York, in the theme of “In memory of Miss Cao, Shunli, safeguarding human rights in China.”
The rally called on all people to learn from Miss Cao, Shunli, learn the great contributions she has made for safeguarding human rights in China. She is a great example of all the activists.
Chinese government imprisoned human rights defender Miss Cao, Shunli which has caused her death. This is very shocking to the whole world.
Now, in order to commemorate Miss Cao, Shunli, a great activist, people in the country and out the country all request to change March 14 as Chinese Human Rights Defenders Day.
Last year Miss Cao, Shunli attended the Review Conference of the UN Human Rights Council, she was arrested by the Chinese authority later and even lost her life.
This year, the UN Human Rights Council makes a regular review on China’s human rights condition. The Chinese delegation objected to do a silence motion for Miss Cao, Shunli using the conference profess as excuse. However, many countries protested it and several human rights organizations held Cao, Shunli’s photos to show their respect and sorrow.
Senior leaders from America, Canada, and EU questioned Chinese government about the death of Cao, Shunli. The German commissioner Christoph Straesser) for human rights also represents the German government make a statement. On March 17, he said in a statement published about Cao, Shunli’s death, “I am so surprised by human rights activist Cao, Shunli’s death. She is a brave fighter fighting for an independent society in China.”
Human rights activists died on March 14 in intensive care unit in Beijing 309 hospital because of the inhuman treatment. This shocks the whole world and was criticized. Later, democratic countries respecting human rights issue a statement one after another, mourning the death of Cao, Shunli. Activists in the mainland China also use various ways to commemorate Cao, Shunli, asking to identifying the truth of Cao, Shunli’s death.
Miss Cao, Shunli is a low-key, introverted , pragmatic person. Though her ability in organizing human rights activity is very strong, she is very modest in front of the media.
She gave up good paying job, and become an activist.
Graduating in Master of Law in Beijing University, Miss Cao, Shunli is very professional in law areas. She worked in the People＇s Republic of China Ministry of Labor and Personnel, and has great experience in statistics. In the process if accusing government of their corruption and abusing power, she was good at using real examples. Therefore, she offended many Chinese central government officials, lost her job and was forced to go to labor camp two times.
The last time Miss Cao, Shunli was controlled by Chinese authority is September 14, 2013, at the time she was ready to go to Geneva to participate in the UN Human Rights Council. Miss Cao, shunli who was taken away by Bejing police in Beijing airport. In order to submit materials to the UN Human Rights Council, Miss cao, Shunli had gathered thousands survey about human rights problem. After missing for about a month, outside learned that she was detained that same day in Chaoyang District in the crime of unlawful assembly. On October 21 the same year, she was arrested in the name of disturbing the crime.
Miss Cao, Shunli is a particularly tough and uncompromising person. if she can ignore the corruption in national government, she can live in a good life with the good paying job. However, she could not accept this. So she is one of the seldom who is putting in labor camp and jail from government. Her personal rights have been fully violated.
Among all the human rights activists in China, there are many people who can call on one or two hundreds people for a very short time to participate in some collective event. However there are not so many people who can be like Miss Cao, Shunli,, calling on people be involved in ongoing protests for a very long time. In mid-June, 2013, Miss Cao, Shunli and her partner Liu, Xiaofang lead activists held a sit-in petition in front of the Chinese Foreign Ministry building for several months. In the meantime, Miss Cao, Shunli carried out a detailed record of people’s petition, which became the main content of materials she submitted to the United Nations human rights.
Because of her great ability in organizing and executing, Miss Cao, Shunli became a main target of China＇s regulatory authorities, and a great model for all the activists.
We believe China’s human rights activity will climax under the inspiration of Cao, Sunli’s spirit, and China’s human rights society will come soon.
Let us once again commemorate Miss Cao Shunli together to defend human rights in China !
Chinese Democratic Party
April 1, 2014