(13 December update) Families of detainees under threat from police。Scholars worldwide petitioning for their release

Update as of the 13th December 2015 on the Chinese detained labour NGO activists

《Families of detainees under threat from police。Scholars worldwide petitioning for their release》

In the past few days, the police has summoned some workers and the friends of the detained labor activists to warn them not to make further contact with the detainees’ relatives or anybody that concerned this issue. This shows that the government has resorted to intimidating means to isolate the detainees’ relatives, who are in need of support. Thus far dozens of people have been summoned.

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Yesterday afternoon more than ten policemen suddenly ransacked Panyu Worker Service Centre’s dormitory for volunteers. They asked the landlord to stop leasing the apartment to the tenants.

The scholars’ global petition will begin tomorrow. The initiators hope that there will be hundreds of scholars signing the petition so that the demand of releasing the labor activists could be made clear to the Chinese government.