25 July 2008

what will the chinese olympic legacy be?

it's beginning is but 2 weeks away...will china fulfill its promise to improve human rights before the games?

not when human rights defenders in china continue to face risk of harassment and arbitrary detention...

ye guozhu, a human rights defender in beijing, was sentenced to four years' imprisonment for taking action against forced evictions related to the olympics...amnesty international fears he has been tortured while in detention...

china promised that it would improve its human rights record for the honor of hosting the 2008 olympic games, but these abuses constitute a fundamental violation of the olympic charter...urge china to deliver a positive human rights legacy for the beijing olympics...

tell president bush to promote human rights in china
call for an olympic year of freedom of expression in china
defend the right of peaceful demonstration for human rights defenders

peace out <3

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