the Beijing police still sentenced the two women to an extrajudicial term of “re-education through labor” this week for applying to hold a legal protest in a designated area in Beijing, where officials promised that Chinese could hold demonstrations during the Olympic Games. They became the most recent examples of people punished for submitting applications to protest. A few would-be demonstrators have simply disappeared...This is yet further evidence that the Chinese state should never have been selected by the Olympic Committee to host. Any country which outright lies and makes dishonest promises and enslaves its citizens does not deserve it.
22 August 2008
Olympic Outrage ~ Totalitarian China "Re-Educates" Protestors
In yet another example of outrageous totalitarianism, China has sentenced two frail septuagenarian women to "re-education through labor". For what crime? Andrew Jacobs writes in his NYTimes cover story, Too Old and Frail to Re-educate? Not in China...
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