International Human Rights Organization urged the European Union on Monday [23rd] to take an uncompromising stand to oppose the Chinese governments suppression of Falun Gong and minority nationalities.
According to AP news on 23rd September, Chinese premier Zhu Rongji, who was participating in the Fourth Conference of European and Asian Leaders in Copenhagen, would meet the European Unions leaders on Tuesday [24th] to discuss political and economic issues, including human rights.
The reports of Amnesty International pointed out that human rights in Mainland China have been steadily deteriorating. Torture and abuse of suspects are common and systematic in China. Recently, death sentences and executions also witnessed a rapid increase. It is said that in China savage torture and torment are widespread. What is more, by cruel beating and using anti-terrorism as an excuse, China has been persecuting Falun Gong practitioners and minority nationalities of Tibet and Xinjiang. The situations of human rights have gone from bad to worse. Therefore, Amnesty International urged the European Union leaders to raise the issues of human rights when they met with premier Zhu.
The reports of Amnesty International said that judging from the current situation, pan-governmental discussion of the issues of human rights in China will most likely be a soliloquy with a silent China. The European Union will be deceived by China in the end. Mr. Murkaust, chief of the liaison office stationed at the European Union said the pressure the European Union puts on China should not be escapable.
Mr. Kelith, Chief commissioner responsible for foreign affairs of the European Union recognized in a recent speech that the fearful violence of human rights really exists in China; the high amount of death penalties is unconceivable.
Translated from Chinese Clear Harmony at http://www.yuanming.net/articles/200209/12530.html
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