Saturday, April 5, 2008

Olympic torch must throw light on human rights in China, says Amnesty

Posted: 03 April 2008

As the Olympic torch relay arrives in London, Amnesty International is urging participants and spectators alike to find out what is really happening in China and join its campaign to improve human rights for people in China.

Earlier this week Amnesty issued a new report showing a human rights situation that is getting worse, not better, in the run-up to the Olympics. The organisation called on Gordon Brown and other world leaders to speak out publicly about human rights in China and urged the International Olympics Committee to put pressure on the Chinese authorities to make urgent reforms.

Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said:

'We hope the Olympic torch will throw some light on human rights in China and expose what is happening right now to people from Beijing to Tibet. Full Article Link

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