Sunday, July 17, 2005

Free Charles Lee

PRESS ADVISORY

Radio, Free Charles!
What: National Event Invites Radio Stations Around the Country to Broadcast Message of Freedom for U.S Citizen Detained in China.
When: July 24th – July 31st, 2005
Where: Radio Stations Nationwide
How:
Broadcast "Free Charles Lee" song
Download song from http://www.rescuecharles.org/ website
Interview Charles Lee’s fiancée, Yeong-Ching Foo
Broadcast Public Announcement to Raise Awareness and help rescue Charles Lee back to America
Have listeners to call in with comments / Write to Charles Lee and Yeong-Ching Foo
Dr. Charles Lee has spent more than 900 days in a Chinese jail waiting for someone like you to help free him.
Dr. Charles Lee is a U.S. citizen who has been illegally detained for over 2 ½ years in China. Following his arrival to the country in 2003, to expose the human right’s atrocities taking place against the spiritual group Falun Gong Dr. Lee was forcibly abducted from the airport by Chinese police. Since being detained, Dr. Lee has faced countless abuses including brainwashing, force feeding, and forced labor. He is continually at risk of torture at the hands of his captors, and fellow inmates. Dr. Lee’s treatment is completely illegal, and must not be allowed to continue.
Why is your support so important?
Support for Dr. Charles Lee’s release does make a difference. Dr. Lee’s situation greatly improved through a series of van tours across the United States 2 years ago. This direct call to the American public in support of his immediate release from prison had a powerful effect. Though as public attention turned elsewhere his situation drastically worsened.
We can improve Dr. Charles Lee’s situation together. With our support and pressure not only will his conditions improve, but his release is certain. The government of China will not torture or harm him if they know people around the world are aware of the issue and support his release. It is a continued silence that allows this grave injustice against a fellow American to persist.
RADIO, FREE CHARLES! Is an event specifically created with the media in mind. RADIO, FREE CHARLES! is a national effort that seeks to raise the public’s awareness to the highest level. RADIO, FREE CHARLES! is our invitation to you to air a public announcement about Charles Lee current situation in China, interview Dr. Lee’s Fiancée Yeong-Ching Foo, play a song called "Free Charles Lee’" by Drew Parker, or produce your own spot to assist in Charles’s release.
Radio is a powerful tool, one that you can use to make difference. Join us during the week of July 24th and remember why you got involved in the media in the first place.
"My family, friends and I are fortunate to have so much help and support from you ever since I have been illegally detained and persecuted. We all appreciate it very much. As time goes by, I believe that the truth will be revealed to you. The persecution of Falun Gong is totally illegal and brutal. And also, as Dr. King says, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Thank you very much! Yours Very Sincerely, Charles Lee"
From a letter written in jail by Charles to US officials, May 16, 2003.
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1 Comments:

Blogger Mona said...

I think this is a terrific step to raise awareness.

4:52 PM  

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