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Monday, June 4, 2007

International Organizations Demand China to Improve Human Rights

According to Reporters Without Borders' article on June 1, 2007, 8 French and international organizations demand China to improve upon its poor human right conditions before hosting Beijing Olympics in 2008. The following is a list of their eight demands:

1. Free everyone who has been in prison since the 1989 Tiananmen protests, as well as all prisoners of conscience.

2. End control of the media, including the Internet.

3. Suspend all executions in China pending abolition of the death penalty.

4. Abolish the practice of administrative detention.

5. End the routine use of torture.

6. Allow free and independent trade unions.

7. Abolish article 306 of the criminal code, which allows lawyers to be arrested or banned from working.

8. End evictions from land and housing.

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