Links of 02 02 2008

1) A letter written to by Amnesty International to the Peoples Republic of China – The Olympics countdown – one year left to fulfil human rights promises.

Introduction – rights in the balance

With just one year to go before the Olympics take place in Beijing, many in China and abroad are beginning to look ahead to assess the likely legacy of the Games for human rights in China. In this update, Amnesty International summarizes recent developments on four key human rights issues the organization is monitoring ahead of August 2008 and assesses how far these meet promises made by Chinese officials to improve human rights in the run-up to the Olympics.[continues…]

2) China arrests prominent dissident

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer. December 30, 2007

The Internet activist and his wife were already under house arrest for criticizing the government online. As the Olympics approach, such detentions are on the rise.[continues…]
3) An open letter was sent to Gordon Brown on the 20th January 2008. Here is the “link” to the site.


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