China Gets A Rebuke from Rights Activists – Jim Yardley

From International Herald Tribune:

Human rights groups accused China on Tuesday of failing to improve its record on civil liberties and of continuing to harass lawyers, dissidents and journalists despite official promises to make human rights a centerpiece of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing .

Meanwhile, a group of Chinese scholars, journalists and lawyers wrote an open letter to President Hu Jintao and other national leaders calling for the release of political prisoners, including jailed Chinese reporters and inmates convicted on religious grounds. The group wrote that China’s Olympic slogan, “One World, One Dream” should instead be “One World, One Dream, Same Human Rights.” [Full Text]

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August 7, 2007, 9:53 AM
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