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Send Appeals to Meizhou Prison

Support Guo Feixiong by sending letters to Meizhou Prison appealing for the torture and abuse of Guo Feixiong to stop.

Human Rights in China has drafted a suggested Chinese-language letter of appeal to send to the Meizhou Prison Director.

How to Take Action for Guo Feixiong!
  1. Print the "Printer-Friendly version" of the Chinese-language letter. (An English-language translation is provided below for your reference.)

  2. Optional: Sign the bottom of the letter with your name; country of residence; or "A Concerned Citizen of [your country]."

  3. Print the "Printer-Friendly version" of the Meizhou Prison postal address. Affix the address to an envelope. Insert letter into the envelope, seal and mail. Please remember to affix the appropriate amount of postage.

  4. Optional: Fax the letter to Meizhou Prison (011-86-753-2209839).

  5. Optional: E-mail the letter to Meizhou Prison (meizhoujy@21cn.com and jyj_mzjy@gd.gov.cn).

  6. Send an e-mail to communications@hrichina.org with the subject line: "[IR2008] I took action for Guo Feixiong!" to help Human Rights in China track how many letters have been sent!

  7. Thank you for supporting Guo Feixiong's family!

Suggested Chinese-language letter of appeal:

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尊敬的广东省梅州监狱领导:

维权人士杨茂东(又名郭飞雄)于2007年12月13日被送到贵监服刑,至今已近10个月。

我们很遗憾杨茂东一案没有得到合法公正的审理,国际社会正在密切关注他在服刑期间的情况。

梅州监狱是广东省级现代化文明监狱,又是梅州市警示教育基地。杨茂东本来不应该被送到关押重刑犯的梅州监狱。我们希望贵监模范遵守对服刑人员的各项管理规定,对包括杨茂东在内的服刑人员不要因为政治原因而歧视对待。同时,恳请监狱领导体谅杨茂东本人并非主观危害社会的犯罪人员,而对其实行人道管理。

我们还了解到,目前困扰杨茂东安心服刑的是他的女儿杨天娇的就近入学问题。杨天娇没有能够就近入学,上天河区47中学,现在每天需要往返两次,要花上两个小时在路途,无论是路上交通和安全都让家长为年仅12岁的杨天娇担心。本着让服刑人员安心服刑的原则,恳请贵监能够协调有关部门,尽快解决杨天娇的就近入学问题。

特此致信

感谢您们的关注


Address for Meizhou Prison:

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广东省梅州监狱
通讯地址:广东省梅州市梅州三路66号
邮政编码:514035
People’s Republic of China (PRC)


Fax number and e-mail addresses for Meizhou Prison:

Fax: 011-86-753-2209839
meizhoujy@21cn.com
jyj_mzjy@gd.gov.cn


For your reference, the following is an English translation of the letter and addresses:

Dear Leaders of Meizhou Prison:

I have learned that rights defender Yang Maodong (also known as Guo Feixiong) has been serving his sentence at your prison since December 13, 2007. He has been held there for almost ten months.

We are saddened to hear that Yang Maodong has still not received a fair trial. The international community is closely monitoring his conditions in prison.

Meizhou Prison is a modern and civilized provincial-level prison in Guangdong, and it is also a base for model education for Meizhou's police force. Yang Maodong should not have been sent to Meizhou Prison in the first place, where prisoners of serious crimes are kept. It is our wish that your prison will set an example by adhering to the various regulations on the treatment of inmates there. We hope that your prison will not discriminate against prisoners, including Yang Maodong, because of political reasons . At the same time, we sincerely request that the prison leaders understand that Yang Maodong is not a person who advocates bringing harm to the society, and treat him humanely.

We have also learned that Yang Maodong is very concerned about the problem of his daughter Yang Tianjiao's school enrollment. Yang Tianjiao has not been able to move up to the Tianhe District No. 47 Middle School. She now makes two trips to-and-from school every day, spending almost two hours on the road. Her parents worry about the traffic and safety issues their 12-year-old daughter has to face. In accordance with the principle of allowing prisoners to serve their sentence free from anxiety, we request that you coordinate with the relevant departments and solve the problem of Yang Tianjiao's school enrollment as soon as possible.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
[ Your Signature ]

Address for Meizhou Prision:
Meizhou Prison of Guangdong Province
66 Meizhou No. 3 Road
Meizhou, Guangdong Province 514035
People's Republic of China (PRC)

Fax: 011-86-753-2209839
E-mail: meizhoujy@21cn.com / jyj_mzjy@gd.gov.cn

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Send Appeals to the Guangzhou Education Officials

Support Guo Feixiong's family by sending letters to the Guangzhou Municipal Education Bureau and the Tianhe District Education Bureau requesting that Guo Feixiong's daughter, Yang Tianqiao, be allowed to enroll in her neighborhood school—No. 47 Middle School—and to move up to the next grade this fall with children of her age.

Human Rights in China has drafted a suggested Chinese-language letter of appeal to send to the relevant Guangzhou education officials.

How to Take Action for Guo Feixiong's Family!
  1. Print three copies of the "Printer-Friendly version" of the Chinese-language letter. (An English-language translation is provided below for your reference.)

  2. Optional: Sign the bottom of the letter with your name; country of residence; or "A Concerned Citizen of [your country]."

  3. Print one copy each of the "Printer-Friendly version" of
    1. Address for the Guangzhou Municipal Education Bureau,
    2. Address for the Tianhe District Education Bureau, and
    3. Address for the Middle School Education Management Office, Tianhe District Education Bureau.

    Affix each label to an envelope.

  4. Insert letters into the envelopes, seal and mail. Please remember to affix the appropriate amount of postage.

  5. Send an e-mail to communications@hrichina.org with the subject line: "[IR2008] I took action for Guo Feixiong!" to help Human Rights in China track how many letters have been sent!

  6. Thank you for supporting Guo Feixiong's family!

Suggested Chinese-language letter of appeal:

Printer-friendly version [PDF]

尊敬的广州市教育局暨天河区教育局领导:

我得知正在梅州监狱服刑的维权人士郭飞雄的情况及他女儿杨天娇不得就近入学,一直困扰着家长郭飞雄和张青的问题。杨天娇在今年秋天升中学时,本应和她的同班同学一样就近上天河区47中学,该校校长也已基本同意,但天河区教育局却拒绝其申请,并要求杨天娇回湖北或到远处的民办学校入学。在一个民主法制的社会里,孩子完全不应该因父亲的株连而遭受歧视,被剥夺就近入学的权利。这种做法有损当局的形象。

为此,恳请广州市教育局暨天河区教育局领导在百忙之中过问此事,本着人道主义的精神,排除人为的障碍,解决郭飞雄女儿杨天娇的就近入学问题,让她可以和同龄的孩子一样在秋季开学后顺利地就近升中学。

特此

感谢您们的关注


Address for the Guangzhou Municipal Education Bureau:

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广州市教育局
广州市西湖路83号 邮编:510030
People’s Republic of China (PRC)


Address for the Tianhe District Education Bureau:

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广州市天河区教育局
广州市天府路1号区政府机关大院3号楼2楼、4号楼2楼,
邮政编码:510655
People’s Republic of China (PRC)


Address for the Tianhe District Education Bureau:

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广州市天河区教育局中学教育管理科
叶建中科长,张正安科长
广州市天府路1号区政府机关大院3号楼2楼、4号楼2楼,
邮政编码:510655
People’s Republic of China (PRC)


For your reference, the following is an English translation of the letter and addresses:

Dear Leaders of the Guangzhou Municipal Education Bureau and Tianhe District Education Bureau,

I have learned about the situation of Guo Feixiong, a rights defender currently serving his sentence at Meizhou Prison, and the problems surrounding the school enrollment of his daughter, Yang Tianjiao. These problems have been a constant cause for concern for her parents, Guo Feixiong and Zhang Qing. Yang Tianjiao is ready to start middle school this fall and was supposed to enter No. 47 Middle School in Tianhe District along with her classmates. The principal of the school has basically agreed to this. However, the Tianhe District Education Bureau has refused to allow this, and insisted that she either return to Hubei or enroll in a private school that is far from home. In a society that professes to have a democratic society governed by the rule-of-law, a child should not be discriminated against or deprived of her right to go to school in her own district because of her father's involvement in a criminal case. This kind of treatment is detrimental to the authorities' image.

Thus, I earnestly request that the leaders of the Guangzhou Municipal Education Bureau and Tianhe District Education Bureau take time from your extremely busy schedules to inquire into this matter. In the spirit of humanitarianism, I urge you to remove this man-made obstacle, resolve the problem of enrolling Guo Feixiong's daughter in her neighborhood school, and allow her to move up to the next grade this year with children of her age.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
[ Your Signature ]


Address for the Guangzhou Municipal Education Bureau:
Guangzhou Municipal Education Bureau
83 Xihu Road, Guangzhou 510030
Telephone: 020-83335381
People's Republic of China (PRC)

Address for the Tianhe District Education Bureau:
Tianhe District Education Bureau
Building No. 3, Floor 2 and Building No. 4, Floor 2
District Government Office Compound
1 Tianfu Road, Guangzhou 510655
People's Republic of China (PRC)

Address for the Middle School Education Management Office, Tianhe District Education Bureau:
Middle School Education Management Office
Tianhe District Education Bureau

Attn: Office Chiefs Ye Jianzhong and Zhang Zheng'an
Building No. 3, Floor 2 and Building No. 4, Floor 2
1 Tianfu Road, Guangzhou 510655
People's Republic of China (PRC)


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