The U.S. drops China from its list of the world’s worst human rights violators: “A bad decision at a bad time”

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The U.S. drops China from its list of the world’s worst human rights violators: “A bad decision at a bad time” April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas to go further Reporters Without Borders denounced the U.S. State Department’s decision to drop China from its list of the world’s worst human rights violators. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Follow the news on United States News News Reporters Without Borders denounced the U.S. State Department’s decision to drop China from its list of the world’s worst human rights violators. “The situation in China is not, of course, comparable to the one in North Korea or in Eritrea, but Washington’s decision occurs at the worst possible time, just when the situation is worsening prior to the opening of the Olympic Games. This move is seen as a major setback for human rights organizations, who have been striving especially hard in these last five months before the Games to improve the status of human rights in China. This decision was announced even as it was learned that some one hundred Tibetan monks have been arrested. and Chinese authorities are refusing to release activist Hu Jia and dozens of other freedom of expression advocates,” stated the organization from its Washington bureau.”U.S. authorities are depriving themselves of yet another effective way to pressure China, without having achieved any goodwill gesture from Beijing. The human rights dialogue between the two countries is set to resume, but shouldn’t the U.S. have waited for a massive release of prisoners and an end to censorship before dropping China from this list?” the organization stipulated.In its 2007 Human Rights Report published today, March 11, 2008, the State Department placed China on the list of authoritarian countries undergoing full economic reform and rapid social change, yet which “have not undertaken democratic political reform” and continue to deny their citizens human rights and basic freedoms. The report added: “The government also continued to monitor, harass, detain, arrest, and imprison activists, writers, journalists, and defense lawyers and their families, many of whom were seeking to exercise their rights under the law.” Beijing had figured among the worst violators in the 2006 and 2005 reports. Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information last_img

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