Thursday, February 28, 2008

China's human rights abuses draw even more criticism as Olympics approach

China is coming under increasing criticism for its prosecution (or persecution) of dissidents as the Beijing Olympics approaches.

A major recent story appeared Jan. 31, 2008 on Human Rights News: "China: Olympic Promises Are Not Being Kept: Government Toughens Censorship, Cracks Down on Human Rights Defenders," link here. There is particular concern about the arrest of Hu Jia for "incitement to subvert state power" on Dec. 27, 2007.

The case got mentioned by reporters at President Bush's press conference this morning in Washington.

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