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UK: Amnesty applauds action from Google shareholders on internet censorship

Amnesty International today (10 May) expressed its support for the issues raised in a shareholder resolution at tomorrow’s Google AGM, calling on the company to oppose internet repression in countries such as China.

Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said:

"It's really important that companies are held to account for their actions overseas - especially when their activities are in such stark contrast with their principles.

“Google can't claim on the one hand that freedom of expression is central to its mission, and on the other provide a censored product in order to increase its earnings and prominence in the Chinese marketplace.

“It's right that shareholders voice their concerns on matters of such central importance as the human rights record of the company they have invested in."

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