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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 06, 2011 Gaddafi using human shields, NATO officials say
QUOTE: Moammar Gaddafi’s military has concealed its tanks, troops and weapons among civilians in Libyan towns to prevent NATO aircraft from carrying out strikes in support of rebel forces... “tanks are being dispersed, being hidden, humans being used as shields in order to prevent NATO sorties to identify targets."
Washington Post May 26, 2009 Ex-Detainee Describes Struggle for Exoneration: In France, Algerian Savors Normal Life
QUOTE: Boumediene was arrested in Bosnia in October 2001 along with five other Algerians accused of plotting to blow up the U.S. and British embassies in Sarajevo, charges that were later withdrawn. In January 2002, the six were turned over to U.S. officials and flown to Guantanamo, despite rulings by several Bosnian courts that there was no reason to deport them.
Washington Post Aug 02, 2008 Defiant Chinese Harassed, Jailed Before Olympics: Defiant Chinese Harassed, Jailed Before Olympics
QUOTE: The Olympic Games have become the occasion for a broad crackdown against dissidents, gadflies and malcontents this summer. Although human rights activists say they have no accurate estimate of how many people have been imprisoned, they believe the figure to be in the thousands.
Washington Post Jul 31, 2008 IOC Allows China To Limit Reporters' Access to Internet
QUOTE: The International Olympic Committee and the Chinese government acknowledged Wednesday that reporters covering the Olympics will be blocked from accessing Internet sites that Chinese authorities consider politically sensitive. The avowed censorship, although standard procedure for China's millions of Internet users, contradicted pledges made earlier by IOC and Chinese officials that the estimated 20,000 journalists and technicians due in Beijing next week for the Olympic Games would have unfettered Web access.
Washington Post Jun 26, 2008 Farmer-Turned-Activist Plants Seeds of Reform (Innovators)
QUOTE: His main weapon was Chinese law, the letter of which offers many guarantees that, in practice, are often set aside by party leaders. In a country where the Communist Party crushes any attempt at forming associations outside its control, Lu's goal of spreading the word on how to use law books to oppose local leaders amounted to a relatively novel political challenge.
Washington Post May 27, 2008 U.S. Resumes Human Rights Dialogue With China
QUOTE: Many observers have said the human rights situation here, particularly the issue of free speech by dissidents, has declined markedly in recent months as part of a security tightening in the lead up to the Beijing Games in August. In addition, the Chinese government has come under heavy criticism abroad for its crackdown in Tibet following the eruption of anti-Chinese rioting in March.
Washington Post Apr 09, 2008 China Uses Heavy Hand Even With Its Gadflies
QUOTE: Zheng Enchong is a self-taught lawyer and a dogged human rights activist. In many countries, he would be considered a gadfly. But in China during this Olympic year, he is treated like a threat to national security...In recent years, several dozen lawyers have made it their business to use Chinese law to defend people against the government. Like Zheng, a number have suffered retaliation.
Washington Post Apr 03, 2008 Subversion Conviction: Chinese Rights Advocate Gets 3 1/2-Year Prison Term
QUOTE: "The manipulations that led to this guilty verdict are a blatant perversion of justice," T. Kumar, Amnesty's Asia advocacy director, said in a statement. "It is deeply disturbing that officials would so openly turn their backs on commitments to improve human rights in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics. Hu Jia must be released immediately and unconditionally."
Washington Post Feb 01, 2008 Online Rights Activist Charged in China: Dissident Accused of Inciting Subversion
QUOTE: President Hu Jintao, [China's Communist] party leader, called last week for an intensified propaganda drive to ensure that China's image is shining for the worldwide attention tied to the Olympics...In that light, it is reluctant to allow any airing of China's problems, including repression of political dissent and draconian censorship.
Washington Post Jan 14, 2008 Farmers Rise In Challenge To Chinese Land Policy
QUOTE: The [land] redistribution exercise at Changchunling [on Dec. 19] was not an isolated incident. Rather, it marked what appears to be the start of a backlash against China's system of collective land ownership in rural areas.
Washington Post Jan 08, 2008 Chinese Media Lash Out at Government's Censure: Local Authorities Brought Police to Beijing After Report on an Aggrieved Constituent
QUOTE: The attempt to arrest the reporter was an uncomfortable reminder of the degree to which local Communist Party officials and their police, in the absence of an independent judicial system, routinely exercise power without legal restraints.
Washington Post Nov 12, 2007 Chinese Muckraking a High-Stakes Gamble: Propaganda Authorities Intervening With Increasing but Unpredictable Frequency
QUOTE: The Communist Party's Central Propaganda Department and the official All-China Journalists Association issued a directive ordering Pang's employer, the China Economic Times, not only to fire him, but also to "reinforce the Marxist ideological education of its journalists."
Washington Post Sep 12, 2007 Official: 'Massive' Damage to China From Hacking: Charge Seen as Response to Reports of Chinese Hacking in Western Countries
QUOTE: Striking a different tone, Lou said China should also consider computer-borne information in a larger sense as a threat to its security. He said the United States and other Western countries use advanced technology "to create an information hegemony" and relay unfavorable news from China, raising the risk of social instability.
Washington Post Sep 10, 2007 For China's Censors, Electronic Offenders Are the New Frontier
QUOTE: The Public Security Ministry, which monitors the Internet under guidance from the Central Propaganda Department, has recruited an estimated 30,000 people to snoop on electronic communications. The ministry recently introduced two cartoon characters -- a male and female in police uniforms -- that it said would pop up on computer screens occasionally to remind people that their activity is being tracked.
Washington Post Aug 24, 2007 The Misery of China's Mines: As Anger Flares Over Latest Disaster, Workers and Families Feel Powerless
QUOTE: With each disaster here, an anger has flared among miners and their families, flowing from a sentiment that they have been left to cope for themselves -- to endure their 14-hour days underground, to get by on paltry salaries and, from time to time, to lose their loved ones in accidents that everyone laments but no one seems to stop.
Washington Post Aug 17, 2007 Chinese Media Told to Play Up Positives of Traffic Test
QUOTE: The order... reflected the party's abiding determination to decide what information reaches the Chinese people...
Washington Post Aug 07, 2007 One Year Out From Olympics, A Test of Openness in Beijing
QUOTE: international human rights groups have accused the government here of reneging on promises of press freedom and other rights that it made to gain the International Olympic Committee's approval to host the Games.
Washington Post Aug 01, 2007 China's Local Censors Muffle an Explosion: Media Forbidden To Probe Deaths At Popular Bar
QUOTE: Unfavorable news… is routinely suppressed by multiple layers of [Communist] party propaganda officials in towns, counties, cities and provinces. As a result... the majority of China's 1.3 billion inhabitants -- have grown used to living largely in ignorance of what goes on around them,
Washington Post Jul 09, 2007 Persistent Censorship In China Produces Art of Compromise
QUOTE: Yan's little compromise illustrates one of the most tragic aspects of the Communist Party censorship that is imposed on journalism and art in China. In many ways, the country's 1.3 billion people are being deprived of the full bloom of their culture...
Washington Post Jul 09, 2007 China's Diplomatic Gain Is Taiwan's Loss
QUOTE: The news came as a shock to many Taiwanese. After 63 years as a faithful ally of this self-ruled island, Costa Rica was switching diplomatic relations to mainland China, acknowledging that money was the big lure.
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