Beijing Olympics and human rights abuses

During Beijing Olympics bid, China promised to improve human rights. But they broke their promises, and have carried on committing more human rights abuses. The following cases are only the tip of the iceberg of human rights abuses.

       
  • Yu Jianming was beaten during illegal eviction on 26 June 2007. For more information you can read the article Weifang government cooperated with mafia group illegally to evict residents on the Boxun News website (note that this is a site in Chinese language)
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  • Qi Zhiyong, who lost his legs in Beijing Massacre 1989, is under house arrest. For more information you can read the article Qi Zhiyong under house arrest on the Boxun News website (note that this is a site in Chinese language)
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  • A Chinese blogger and dissident, has been confined in a mental hospital in Hunan province. For more information you can read the article Chinese Blogger Forcibly Confined In Psychiatric Hospital on the Digital Journal website
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  • On 25 August 2007, the police has notified the family of Hangzhou-based activist Lu Gengsong of his detention on suspicion of ‘inciting subversion of the state power’. For more information you can read the article Pro-democracy Activist Detained for Inciting Subversion on the Chinese Human Rights Defenders website
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  • In Heilongjiang province, activist Yang Chunlin was arrested for organizing an open-letter campaign: We Want Human Rights, not the Olympics. For more information you can read the article activist Yang Chunlin was arrested for Organizing Open-Letter Campaign on the Chinese Human Rights Defenders website
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  • On 18 August, police officials carried out cleaning up for the Olympic Games. More than 300 people were arrested. For more information you can read this article on the Boxun News website (note that this is a site in Chinese language)

More and more citizens from all the world signed the petition ’One World, One Dream’ and Universal Human Rights. If you want to support the petition, please visit the Chinese human rights defenders website.

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