Archive for July, 2007

IOC siding with China on protests

Posted in Overseas with tags , , , , , , , on July 7, 2007 by Mike

Looks like China’s continuing to prepare the world for its lack of respect for human rights, including the right to protest. The Australian Broadcasting Company is reporting that political groups will not be welcome at the Beijing Olympics next year. And the IOC is China’s messenger.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned political groups not to use next year’s Bejiing Olympics as a vehicle to promote their various causes.

The IOCs Hein Verbruggen has warned that political groups are already using the Beijing Olympics to promote their causes.

He said Beijing’s Olympic organisers, must “take steps to negate these agendas”.

Human rights groups have threatened to use the Games to protest against China’s detention without trial, political imprisonments and widespread use of the death penalty.