The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken up the cause of protecting Du Daobin, Zhou Yuanzhi, Liu Xianbin and other Chinese political activists in their efforts to prevent American technology companies (such as Cisco Systems, Inc.) from aiding the Chinese Communist Party in their efforts to suppress political speech.
As I have previously written, Du Daobin was interrogated by Chinese officials this week about his involvement in Daobin v. Cisco, the Human Rights lawsuit currently pending in U.S. District Court in Maryland. We are very concerned for Mr. Du’s safety, as well as the safety of Zhou Yuanzhi, and Liu Xianbin, the other Plaintiffs named in Daobin v. Cisco. Their heroic willingness to stand against oppression and injustice, as seen in their willingness to be personally and publicly named as Plaintiffs in Daobin v. Cisco, has brought unwanted attention from the Chinese Communist Party. The more visible this issue is, the safer they become. Please take a moment to review the EFF Action Alert and take action.
Our collective action and attention to this matter can prevent any further harm to Du Daobin, Zhou Yuanzhi, and Liu Xianbin.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.