Civil Rights China
State of China?s Human Rights: 2008 Report from Amnesty International
(excerpt) China Chapter of State of World’s Human Rights, Amnesty International, May. 28, 2008
- Growing numbers of human rights activists were imprisoned, put under house arrest or surveillance, or harassed.
- Repression of minority groups, including Tibetans, Uighurs and Mongolians, continued.
- Falun Gong practitioners were at particularly high risk of torture and other ill-treatment in detention.
- Christians were persecuted for practising their religion outside state-sanctioned channels.
- Despite the reinstatement of Supreme People’s Court review of death penalty cases, the death penalty remained shrouded in secrecy and continued to be used extensively.
- Torture of detainees and prisoners remained prevalent.
- Millions of people had no access to justice and were forced to seek redress through an ineffective extra-legal petition system.
- Women and girls continued to suffer violence and discrimination.
- Preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing were marked by repression of human rights activists.
- Censorship of the internet and other media intensified…….
More details of 2008 China Report by Amnesty International
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