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Excerpted from Bloomberg : Complaints like those of the two former neighbors, Wu Dianyuan and Wang Xiuying , are common. Perhaps because of that, instead of permits, they were given one-year sentences to "re- education through labor" for "disturbing the public order," according to New York-based...
Excerpted from Tuscaloosa News : "Given this moment when the international spotlight is shining on China, when so much of the international media are in Beijing, it's unfathomable why the authorities are intensifying social control," said Sharon Hom, the executive director of Human Rights in China...
Excerpted from Slate : [This Slate column features an explanation of the Reeducation-Through-Labor system in China.] Explainer thanks Sharon Hom of Human Rights in China and Fu Hualing of the University of Hong Kong. Access to the full text of this article may require a subscription and password.
Excerpted from Washington Post : "Punishing Wu and Wang after they applied for protest permits and actively petitioned the government demonstrates that the official statements touting the new Olympics 'protest zones,' as well as the permit application process, were no more than a show," the...
Excerpted from Fairfax Media : Human Rights in China executive director Sharon Hom said their treatment showed that the Olympic "protest zones" were no more than a show. "The record speaks for itself: in addition to retaliatory actions, despite numerous applications made, no approvals for...
Excerpted from Thaindian News : The police's action "demonstrates that the official statements touting the new Olympics 'protest zones' as well as the permit application process, were no more than a show," said the rights group's executive director Sharon Hom. Access to the full text of this...
Excerpted from The New Republic : From the moment the Games were awarded to Beijing in July 2001, human rights advocates, instead of calling for a boycott, began planning to use the event to ramp up pressure on the Chinese government. Human Rights Watch and Human Rights in China set up special...
Excerpted from The Globe and Mail : Human-rights groups also were critical of the decision to parade the torch through the Tibetan capital. "This provocative decision - with the blessing of the International Olympic Committee - could aggravate tensions and undermine the fragile process to find a...
Excerpted from Sydney Morning Herald : Human Rights in China executive director Sharon Hom said: "This provocative decision, with the blessing of the International Olympic Committee, could aggravate tensions and undermine the fragile process to find a peaceful long-term solution for Tibet and the...
Excerpted from Agence France Presse : Human Rights in China, a New York-based rights group, said Saturday it was "deeply concerned" by the Chinese authorities' decision to send the torch to Tibet. "This provocative decision – with the blessing of the International Olympic Committee – could...

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