IOC siding with China on protests

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: