China continues to demonize Dalai Lama, says US report

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Maintaining that there is no let up in human rights violations in China, the US today accused Beijing of demonizing the Dalai Lama and committing atrocities against the Tibetan people.

“In China, the government continued to demonize the Dalai Lama and harshly repress Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang and Tibetan Buddhists,” said a State Department”s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010.

This report provides encyclopedic detail on human rights conditions in over 190 countries for 2010.

Released by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the report said in China, the negative trend in key areas of human rights continued.

The government stepped up restrictions on lawyers, activists, bloggers and journalists; tightened controls on civil society; and increased attempts to limit freedom of speech and control the press, the Internet, and Internet access in 2010, the report alleged.

Authorities also increased the use of extralegal measures, including forced disappearances, strict house arrest, arbitrary detention in “black jails, and other forms of soft detention” to silence independent voices and punish activists and their families, it said.

Legal activist Chen Guangcheng, along with his wife and child, remained under house arrest, as did other released political prisoners.

Public interest lawyers, who operated within China”s legal framework, were disbarred, beaten, or “disappeared” for taking on the defense of clients and issues deemed sensitive by the government, it said.

“Bloggers and Web masters have been arrested and charged with subverting state power for re-tweeting a post or operating a Web site where others posted comments. The government also continued its severe cultural and religious repression of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and Tibetan areas,” the report said.

In a special section on Tibet, the report said there was severe repression of freedoms of speech, religion, association, and movement.

The intensified controls applied following the March 2008 riots and unrest in Tibetan areas eased somewhat after the second anniversary of the unrest and its suppression.

“Authorities continued to commit serious human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary arrests, extrajudicial detention, and house arrest. The preservation and development of Tibet”s unique religious, cultural, and linguistic heritage remained a concern,” it said.

fonte phayul.com

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