» 03/12/2008, 00.00
Most human rights violations in Asia
State Department’s 2007 annual report fingers repressive North Korea and monk-killing Myanmar as the worst offenders. Iran is blamed among others things for stoning adulterers to death. Human rights violations are systemic in China where journalists, dissidents and even their lawyers are threatened and arrested.
15/01/2009 ASIA – USA – EU
Human Rights Watch slams world government for putting human rights on the backburner
The World Report 2009 lists violations in more than 90 countries. The Bush administration is accused of “hypocrisy; the European Union of having abdicated its responsibilities in defending human rights. The report also slams countries like China, India and Russia that use the language of human rights to support dictatorships and oppressors.
13/03/2008 CHINA - UNITED STATES
United States and China: two-sided weakness over human rights
The report on human rights from the U.S. State Department has become more lenient toward China. And yet the list of violations against human rights shows the same violations taking place in Burma. Among the many reasons for this change of course: the Olympics, and above all the U.S. financial crisis.
06/08/2012 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Activists warn religious freedom in "serious danger" in India
In the 2012 U.S. State Department report, India is among the nations "under observation". China, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia, countries of "particular concern". GCIC President: The Constitution guarantees the rights but it is "rejected". Atheist activist in Washington: we do not need lists, but "concrete support" for social peace.
Uzbekistan expels Human Rights Watch
HRW reports a “deepening” human rights crisis in the country. Violence and arrests of opponents and human rights defenders are systemic. Torture is routine in prisons. The West is more interested in Uzbek gas than in human rights.
20/04/2006 CHINA UNITED STATES
Falun Gong protester interrupts Hu Jintao on White House lawn
Bush praises China but asks its president for more open markets and greater freedom of thought and religion.
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