Wrath of Rights Groups Wallops China

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Juliette Terzieff reports in this week’s Rights & Wrongs: OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN BRINGS CHINA CRITICISM — Condemnation of China’s human rights record rained down from all sides this week as Chinese authorities marked the one year countdown to the beginning of the 2008 Beijing Games with a lavish celebration. Amnesty International released a scathing report on the status of human rights in China Aug. 7, charging China has broken promises it made when bidding to host the games by increasing abuse and surveillance of political dissidents, harassing and detaining local and foreign journalists and closing publications focused on social development. With […]

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