Thursday, March 08, 2007

China: National People’s Congress Should Adopt Human Rights Reforms

Human Rights Watch sends an open letter to Premier Wen Jiaboa highlighting sensitive areas of improvement...

(New York, March 7, 2007) – China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) should adopt reforms in 10 areas to strengthen human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao today. The congress, which meets annually and is attended by more than 3,000 delegates, is meeting through March 15.

“Chinese leaders have committed themselves to promoting social justice, ensuring freedom of expression, and building the rule of law, but only concrete reforms will bring real change,” said Sophie Richardson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. (more)

OLYMPIC WATCH: Human Rights in China and Beijing 2008

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