China and the Olympics

February 21, 2008

China and the Olympics

"The potential for a positive human rights legacy for the Beijing Olympics is swiftly being eroded by the Chinese authorities repression of dissenting voices, including the targeting of activists' families and associates. This goes against the spirit of the Olympic Charter, which places the preservation of human dignity at the heart of the Olympic movement," said Catherine Baber, Director of Amnesty International's Asia-Pacific program.

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