Postcards Sent to Support Detained Labour Activists
In support of the Global Postcard Campaign in demanding the release of the two remaining detained Chinese labour activists. Zeng Feiyang and Meng Han, the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, Globalization Monitor, and other Labour Organizations have collected more than 1300 signed postcards in Hong Kong in the past weeks. On May 9, 2016, some twenty representatives from the above organizations gathered at the Central Post Office of Hong Kong and sent out the collected postcards as action of solidarity. All postcards were mailed to the Guangzhou No. 1 Detention Centre where both detainees are retained.
Meanwhile, trade unionists and labour activists from Switzerland, France, Germany, the United States, Great Britain, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and Russia also demonstrated their support by sending postcards to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General of their residing countries. The messages sent out by the workers of the world are clear: immediate release and drop the charges on all labour activists and stop political suppression on all Labour NGOs in China.
Moreover, as families and relatives of the detainees are constantly subjected to harassments from government officials (most recently, the apartment of Meng Han’s father was cut out of power and water supply by the authorities), the demonstrators also demanded the Chinese Government to cease all harassments imposed upon relatives and families members of the detainees.