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VENUE: Committee Room 17, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA
Benedict Rogers, Author, The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on
Human Rights in China 2013-2016
Angela Gui, Human Rights Campaigner and daughter of detained Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai
Ethan Gutmann, China Analyst
Human rights in China have deteriorated to their lowest level since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. In June 2016 the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission launched a new report, The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2013-2016, following an extensive inquiry involving two three-hour hearings in Parliament with ten witnesses, and over thirty written submissions. The report examines violations of freedom of expression, freedom of religion or belief, allegations of forced organ harvesting, the crackdown on lawyers, the abduction of dissidents even outside mainland China, the use of televised forced confessions and the erosion of freedoms in Hong Kong.
By kind invitation of Fiona Bruce MP, the Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, the Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to a panel event to discuss the report. The speakers will be Benedict Rogers, the author of the report, Angela Gui, the daughter of the abducted Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai, and Ethan Gutmann, co-author of a major new report on organ harvesting.
Benedict Rogers is the East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), where he specialises in research and advocacy on freedom of religion and wider human rights in Burma, Indonesia and North Korea and oversees work on China, Vietnam and Laos. He is the author of four books and regularly briefs senior Government ministers and officials on human rights in Asia.
Angela Gui is a UK-based, Sweden-born grad student and daughter of detained Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai. Since her father’s abduction from Thailand in October 2015, she has actively been campaigning for his release by raising awareness of his situation. In April, she testified at a U.S. Congress hearing on the Long Arm of Beijing, and has been advocating for her father as a guest in TV and radio shows.
Ethan Gutmann, an award-winning China analyst and human-rights investigator, is the author of Losing the New China, The Slaughter, and Bloody Harvest/The Slaughter: An Update. He has been published widely and has provided testimony to the United States Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency, the European Parliament, the United Nations, and the parliaments of London, Ottawa, Canberra, Jerusalem, Dublin, Prague, and Seoul.