Amnesty slams China over rights in Olympics run-up – Paul Majendie

From Reuters, via The Washington Post:

China’s human rights record in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics has deteriorated, with thousands of people being executed after unfair trials, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

The human rights watchdog sent its latest findings to the International Olympic Committee and said Chinese authorities would have to act quickly if they were to fulfil their pledges to improve human rights.

“The serious human rights abuses that continue to be reported every day across the country fly in the face of the promises the Chinese government made when it was bidding for the Olympics,” said Amnesty’s Catherine Baber. [Full Text]

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