Month: November 2002

“The World Needs Truth-Compassion-Tolerance” Day

It is our great honour to invite you to attend “The World Needs Truth-Compassion-Tolerance” Day, which will be held on 30 November 2002 from 9:30pm to 4:00pm in Cnr. Ware St. and Spencer St. Fairfield.

Reference Article: Amnesty: State control of the internet in China

of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, banned in July 1999 as a ‘heretical
organization’, have used the Internet and e-mail to circulate information
about repression against the group. Some have been arrested as a result. The
Chinese authorities have now shut down the group’s websites and blocked
overseas websites. At least 14 Falun Gong practitioners have been detained
and imprisoned for Internet-related offences, several have died in custody
reportedly as a result of torture.

CNN: China slammed for jailing Internet users

It said two of those detained for Internet-related offenses, both of
were members of the outlawed Falun Gong movement, died in custody —
apparently as a result of police torture or ill-treatment.

DPA: Amnesty says Internet users at risk of arbitrary arrest in China

The London-based human rights organization detailed the cases of at
least 33
people who have been detained or imprisoned for offences related to
use of the Internet.

They ranged from political activists and writers to members of
organizations, including the Falun Gong spiritual movement, Amnesty

AFP: US ambassador to China slams Beijing over human rights

US ambassador to China Clark Randt vowed Monday to
bring China to task over its dismal human rights record, despite a recent
warming trend between Beijing and Washington.

The US diplomat also demanded substantive results from a December 16
US-China dialogue on human rights in Beijing.