Chinese Human Rights Abuse Unchecked

I know many of my EP friends are interested in human rights, so I thought you might be interested in the following:

 "As the representative of a United States administration that came to power promising greater respect for human rights (closing the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison is top of the agenda) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed remarkably little interest in the subject during her first official visit to China last weekend. It was not a great advertisement for the politics of hope and high-mindedness in a country where a husband and wife cannot allow their love to produce a second child without official permission. 

The government of China is one of the world's most systematic offenders against human rights, as the latest US State Department report on human rights practices around the world, released on Thursday, confirms. The authoritarian communist state is still suppressing religion, minority cultures and political dissent, interfering in due legal process, detaining and harassing dissidents and petitioners, carrying out extra-judicial killings, torture and coerced confessions of prisoners, forced labour (Amnesty International puts the number in labour camps at half a million)-and more. Some of these practices increased rather than diminished during 2008, says the report."

Source: Taiwan News

cyberkitty cyberkitty
18-21
1 Response Mar 7, 2009

It's the size of the population that really bothers me. The thought of such a large part of the world's population living under such oppression makes my blood run cold!