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Thousands to call for positive Beijing Olympics legacy in global aerial art events

On the eve of the anniversary of Beijing being granted the 2008 Olympics, thousands of Amnesty International supporters in over 20 locations across the world will team up on 12 July 2008 with Circle Up Now. Together they will create visual representations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), as a reminder to the Chinese authorities of their human rights promises. Event will be held on (organized chronologically according to GMT time): USA, WASHINGTON DC When: Friday 11 July 12:00pm (16:00 GMT) Where: 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington DC Contact: Wende Gozan Brown P: +1 212 633 4247 M: +1 347 526 5520 wgozan@aiusa.org INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH When: Saturday 12 July, 11:00am Local time (05:30am GMT) Where: AMU campus, Aligarh Contact: Mohibul Haq +91 9219742321 mohibulhaque@gmail.com INDIA, UTTARAKHAND When: Saturday 12 July 11:00am Local time (05:30am GMT) Where: Field of Bal Bharti School Kotdwara Contact: Chitranjali Negi +91 9917 339 213 kabir_210@yahoo.co.in INDIA, WEST BENGAL When: Saturday 12 July, 11:30am Local Time (06:00am GMT) Where: Saullah High School, Jalpaiguri Contact: Subrata Sarker +91 9733 183 956 sarkersubrata@rediffmail.com INDIA, MANIPUR When: Saturday 12 July 11:30am Local Time (06:00am GMT) Where: Adimjati SC/ST boy’s hostel, Imphal Contact: Leban Serto +91 9436034426 leban.serto@gmail.com INDIA, KARNATAKA When: Saturday 12 July, 11:30am Local Time (06:00am GMT) Where: Lord’s Buy School field Contact: Khazi Muzaffar +91 9886108376 dr.qazi_islam@yahoo.com TAIWAN, TAIPEI When: Saturday 12 July 14:00 Local time (06:00am GMT) Where: Hsyin-Yi Plaza Contact: Gin-Huey Yang +886 972096860 everhope511@gmail.com INDIA, NEW DELHI When: Saturday 12 July 12:00 Local Time (06:30am GMT) Where: Hindu College Campus ground Contact: Javed Naqi +91 11 9873258274 javed@amnesty.org.in NEPAL, KATHMANDU Where:  Baudha, Jorpati. When: 12:00 Local Time (06:45am GMT) (pending on the weather)   Contact: Rameshwar Nepal +977 4364 706 / +977 4365 431 rameshwar@amnestynepal.org SOUTH KOREA, SEOUL When: Saturday 12 July 16:00 Local Time (07:00am GMT) Where: Olympic Park   Contact: JungJu Lee + 82 2 730 4755 (6) activismamnestykorea@gmail.com TURKEY, ISTANBUL When: Saturday 12 July 11:00 Local Time (08:00am GMT) Where: Galatasaray Lisesi Onu, Taksim Contact: Burcu Turkay, burcu.turkay@amnesty.org.tr, +905332971531 UK, LONDON When: Saturday 12 July 09:30am Local Time (08:30am GMT) Where: The Scoop, City Hall. Contact: Josefina Salomon +44 207 413 5562 M: +44 7778 472 116 jsalomon@amnesty.org FINLAND, HELSINKI When: Saturday 12 July, 12pm Local Time (09:00am GMT) Where: Senate Square Contact: Meri Mäkihannu +358 40 833 0485 meri.makihannu@amnesty.fi SWITZERLAND, BERN When: Saturday 12 July 11:00am Local Time (09:00am GMT) Where: Schwellenmätteli, Bern Contact: Manon Schick +41 79 430 14 68 INDIA, KERALA When: Saturday 12 July 15:00 Local Time (09:30am GMT) Where: MES School field Contact: Jayashree +91 9895915479 jayashree.karmajyothi@gmail.com INDIA, TAMIL NADU When: Saturday 12 July, 15:00 Local Time (09:30am GMT) Where: AV Higher Secondary School ground Contact: Dr. G. Rajaram +91 9994671635 profrajaram@gmail.com TOGO, LOME When: Saturday 12 July, 10:00 Local time (10:00am GMT) Where: Details to follow Contact: Guy SIEKRO: +228 909 98 05 POLAND, WARSAW When: Saturday 12 July, 12:00 Local Time (10:00am GMT) Where: Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square in the Old Town) Contact: Monika Deptu + 44 691 357 935 monika.deptula@amnesty.org.pl BURKINA FASO, OUAHIGOUYA When: Saturday 12 July 10:00 Local Time (10:00am GMT) Where: Place de la Nation Contact: Ouedraogo Christian +226 78 21 36 56 songdebkieta@yahoo.fr NETHERLANDS, COAST OF THE NETHERLANDS When: Saturday 12 July 12.30pm Local Time (10:30am GMT) Where: Engelsmanplaat, at low tide near the watch tower Contact: Yvette Hoogerwerf +31 207 733 669 y.hoogerwerf@amnesty.nl SWEDEN, MALMOE When: Saturday 12 July 16:00 Local Time (12:00 GMT) Where: Turning Torso surroundings Contact: Mikael Johansson +46 731 501 388 mikaeljohansson@fastmail.fm, GREECE, ATHENS When: Saturday 12 July 17:00 (14:00 GMT) Where: Archaeological Site of Pnyx, Metro Acropolis or Thysio. Contact: Anna Botsoglou + 30 210 36 00 628 press@amnesty.org.gr ISRAEL, TEL-AVIV When: Saturday 12 July 18:00 Local Time (15:00 GMT) Where:  Suzanne Dellal Centre Contact: Vered Cohen-Barzilay +972 3 525 0005 amnesty5@netvision.net.il PARAGUAY, ASUNCION When: Saturday 12 at 11:00 (16:00 GMT) Where: Plaza de la Democracia (Democracy Square) Contact: Andres Vazquez P: +595 21 604 329, M: +595 (0) 981 985 383 desarrollo@py.amnesty.org MEXICO, GUADALAJARA When: Saturday 12 July 10:00am (15:00 GMT) Where: University of Guadalajara Contact: Omar Avilés +52 1 331 289 6698 avilesco@gmail.com ITALY, FLORENCE When: Saturday 12 July, 19:00 Local Time (17:00 GMT) Where: Piazza della Repubblica Contact: Paola Nigrelli +39 064490224 p.nigrelli@amnesty.it MEXICO, MEXICO CITY When: Saturday 12 July 20:00 Local time (Sunday 13 July 01:00 GMT) Where: Plaza de las Tres Culturas Contact: Charlotte Maurier +52 55 56 87 60 10 charlottemaurier@hotmail.com MALI, BAMAKO When: Details to follow Where: La place de l’Afrique à Bamako Contact: Kader Krouman + 223 490 0920 odetfr@yahoo.fr For more details about any of the activities or to organize interviews, please contact: Amnesty International – Josefina Salomon, P: +44 207 413 5562, M: +44 7778 472 116, jsalomon@amnesty.org Circle Up Now – Nicole Hamze P: +1 888 461 8881, press@circleupnow.org