John Kamm Remembers
eJohn Kamm is an American businessman and human rights activist. He is the founder and Executive Director of The Dui Hua Foundation, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that promotes universal human rights in well-informed, mutually respectful dialogue with China. He is credited with having helped hundreds of political and religious prisoners in China.
Since his first intervention on behalf of a Chinese political prisoner in May 1990, Kamm has made more than 100 trips to China to engage the Chinese government in a dialogue on human rights issues, focusing on the treatment of political prisoners and prison conditions. He has made ten visits to Chinese prisons and has submitted requests for information on more than 2,000 prisoners. In an article about Kamm for The New York Times Sunday Magazine,Tina Rosenberg wrote: “No other person or organization in the world, including the State Department, has helped more Chinese prisoners.”
John Kamm Remembers are stories written by John recounting his advocacy work on behalf of Chinese prisoners of conscience both prior to and since founding The Dui Hua Foundation in 1999. From these stories, you will see how an American business man turned human rights activist established a dialogue on human rights with the Chinese government to advocate for prisoners of conscience