An Appeal to the Ambassadors and Consuls of the People's Republic of China in the United Kingdom and the United States

March 4, 2012

Dear Ambassadors and Consuls:

To date, Zhu Yufu has been detained by your Government for an entire year for his composition and distribution of the now famous poem, It’s Time.

This imprisonment violates Article 35 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Every day that Zhu Yufu remains in prison increases the power of his words and the reach of his poetry. Your Government’s attempt to silence him only makes his voice louder.

The signers of The Petition to Free Zhu Yufu urgently request his immediate and unconditional release: it’s time to let him go.

We have a say in the matter. So do you. Free Zhu Yufu. The time is now.


The Petition to Free Zhu Yufu

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