Emory University: Amnesty International Sponsors Signature Drive to Rescue Charles Li and Xuefei Zhou (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On February 24, 2003, to rescue US citizen Charles Li and
Atlanta resident Mr. Lu Zhaohui's wife, Ms. Xuefei Zhou, Amnesty
International's Emory University Chapter conducted a signature drive calling
upon the Governor of Georgia, Senators Saxby Chambliss and Zell Miller, as well
as the House of Representatives in Georgia to urge the Chinese government to
immediately release Falun Gong practitioners Charles Li and Xuefei Zhou.
Beginning on February 14, Valentine's Day, the signature collection campaign has received warm responses from students and faculty at Emory University. Georgia Institute of Technology began the petition last Monday.
The petition received great support from the Emory Student Association, Dean of Studies of Emory University, Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life Ms. Susan Henry-Crowe, Student Association of the University of Georgia, Vice-president of the National Scientific Honor Association, and many others.
The president of Emory University's Amnesty International Chapter said, "Rescuing Charles Li and Xuefei Zhou is an activity to safeguard fundamental human rights, which is the tenet of Amnesty International and is bound with our community and public by common interests. If I practiced Falun Gong and I went to China to study, I would also be detained by the Chinese government. If I openly supported freedom of belief in China and safeguard Falun Gong practitioners' human rights, I would also face imprisonment and torture.... I hope more and more people will stand up and join us to uphold our common human rights."
President of the Emory University Student Association said, "Emory Student Association unanimously passed a resolution to rescue Falun Gong practitioner, Ms. Xuefei Zhou and urge the US Senators and US Ambassadors in China to help rescue Xuefei Zhou."
A student passing by signed the petition and said, "I hope that Charles and Li and Xuefei Zhou will gain their freedom as soon as possible."
During an interview, Atlanta resident Mr. Zhaohui Lu said, "The rescue campaign has gained warm support and help from people. Here I would like to express my appreciation to all kind-hearted American people and government officials. We will continue to work hard until Charles Li is freed and my wife reunites with me."
The Epoch Times newspaper and New Tang Dynasty TV came to do interviews and reported the event.