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    Amnesty Slams China's Human Rights Record

    Here are excerpts of Amnesty International’s most recent report on China. Particularly interesting are the arrests and execution of Muslims in the Uighur region and the lack of respect for mosques, imams and Muslim texts.

    So…. Tell me again guys and gals, why is China such a great friend to Muslims and a country worthy of respect, admiration, loyalty and fawning by many America-bashers in the Islamic community.
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    “Tens of thousands of people continued to be detained or imprisoned in violation of their fundamental human rights and were at high risk of torture or ill-treatment. Thousands of people were sentenced to death or executed, many after unfair trials. Public protests increased against forcible evictions and land requisition without adequate compensation. China continued to use the global “war on terrorism” to justify its crackdown on the Uighur community in Xinjiang. Freedom of expression and religion continued to be severely restricted in Tibet and other Tibetan areas of China.
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    Serious violations against women and girls continued to be reported as a result of the family planning policy, including forced abortions and sterilizations.
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    The death penalty continued to be used extensively and arbitrarily, at times as a result of political interference. People were executed for non-violent crimes such as tax fraud and embezzlement as well as drug offenses and violent crimes.
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    The authorities continued to make little distinction between acts of violence and acts of passive resistance. Repression resulted in the closure of unofficial mosques, arrests of imams, restrictions on the use of the Uighur language and the banning of certain Uighur texts and journals.

    Arrests of so-called “separatists, terrorists and religious extremists” continued and thousands of political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, remain in prison. Many of those charged with “separatist” or “terrorist” offenses were reportedly sentenced to death and executed."

    Full Amnesty Report on all countries: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...05_amnesty.pdf
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