Today we begin a special series on the shocking conditions within China’s “re-education through labour” camps. Now, with cell phone camera footage that has just been smuggled out of China, the international community is being given a rare glimpse of life within these camps.
Stephen Crittenden interviewed Erping Zhang, a Mason Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he specialises in China’s censorship of the Internet.
China’s human rights record is again under scrutiny, this time at an International Transplantation Congress in Sydney. A Canadian human rights lawyer says he has new evidence of forced organ removals from prisoners and Falun Gong practitioners in China.
FALUN Gong practitioners are urging Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to raise the issue of human rights with the Chinese government when he visits Beijing next month.
According to sources from Beijing, from the end of 2007 to early this year, at least 100 Falun Gong practitioners with confirmed names have been arrested in Beijing.
Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) introduced Bill C-500, a Private Member’s Bill that would address the trafficking of human organs and other body parts.
Criticism of cultural show eerily echoes Beijing propaganda, but fails to deter audience.
In a landmark case, a judge at the Seoul Administrative Court granted two Falun
Gong adherents political asylum in Korea on January 16, 2008, finding that their
fears of persecution in China well-founded.
Canadian exports to China grew strongly last year despite Ottawa’s increased focus on human rights, Canada’s trade minister said Monday.
The Canadians supervised calls to several hospitals by Mandarin speakers purporting to be acting for patients seeking urgent transplants, getting some doctors and officials to admit taking organs from young and healthy Falun Gong prisoners.