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Monday, July 9, 2007

"We Want Human Rights, Not Olympics" Champaign in China

Two Chinese dissidents who launched the "We Want Human Rights, Not Olympics" champaign were arrested. Reportedly, the champaign has successfully collected over 10,000 signatures from different parts of China. Supporters range from farmers and miners to students and professors.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) tried to confirm the incident with local police but did not receive any confirmation. A supporting miner told RFA that mine owners have consistently failed to pay them salaries. Complaint made to local Chinese Communist Party officials has so far been ineffective. This is one of the major reasons why he has supported the "We Want Human Rights, Not Olympics" champaign.

References (in Chinese) (audio in Cantonese)

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