Monday, March 17, 2008

China should be on human rights violators list, rep. says

Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2008 10:01 PM PDT

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher slammed the Bush Administration on Wednesday in response to a U.S. State Department list of human rights violators that did not include China this year.

If anything, China is the world’s worst offender on human rights, Rohrabacher said. He condemned the country for its treatment of ethnic and religious minorities like the Falun Gong, Uygurs and Tibetans.

Rohrabacher accused the Chinese government of brutal crimes against dissenters.

“It is well documented that the Chinese Communist Party murders its political opponents and sells their body parts,” Rohrabacher said. “How ghoulish can things get? And the State Department calls this progress . . .. Economic improvements are no excuse for ignoring brutal political repression, otherwise, we would have given Hitler an A+.”

— Michael Alexander

OLYMPIC WATCH: Human Rights in China and Beijing 2008

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