No More Chinese Communist Party

November 25, 2008

United Nations calls on China to prosecute organ harvesters

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 1:30 am

Epoch Times – UN Confronts China on Torture

China Irritated with ‘Slanderous’ U.N. Report on Rights – NYTimes.com

from MWC: Ottawa, Winnipeg – The United Nations Committee against Torture today (21 November 2008) stated that China “should immediately conduct or commission an independent investigation of the claims that some Falun Gong practitioners have been subjected to torture and used for organ transplants and take measures, as appropriate, to ensure that those responsible for such abuses are prosecuted and punished.”

The statement was made in the Committee’s Concluding Observations on the report made by China on compliance with the Convention against Torture.  Those observation can be found [here]

“The Government of China should do what the Committee recommends.  Failure to conduct or commission an independent investigation on organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners would put China in violation of its international obligations under the Convention against Torture, which the Government of China freely signed and ratified”, said David Matas, co‑author with David Kilgour on a report of organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners

“It is rare for the UN system to call the Government of China to account for its human rights violations.  The Committee against Torture must be commended for its willingness to confront directly the very real human rights problems the Government of China has posed to the world”, said David kilgour.

The Committee considered the China compliance report in Geneva on November 7 and 10.  The Committee had a briefing session on November 6th with non‑governmental representatives which David Matas attended.

The report of David Matas and David Kilgour on organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners was released in a first version in July 2006 and in a second version in January 2007.  It is available on the internet at:  www.organharvestinvestigation.net.
For further information contact:
David Matas 204‑944‑1831
David Kilgour 613‑747‑7854.

The Chinese communist party-dreadfully afraid of people, rights and justice-uses classic tricks to ban the album ‘Chinese Democracy’

from the Huffington post:

chdemocracyAccording to a Wall Street Journal report Sunday, Chinese authorities have outlawed sales of the new GN’R release, citing the title of the album, “Chinese Democracy,” as the principal reason. The title, thought up by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose because he “liked the sound of it,” violates rules established by China’s Ministry of Culture that prohibit the word “democracy” to be used in the title of any music, book or film within mainland China. One can only assume that if the word “Chinese” precedes “Democracy” in a title, Chinese censors would become even more frightened.

The Global Times, a newspaper run by China’s Communist Party, published an article Monday with the headline “American band releases album venomously attacking China,” that labels the album part of a Western plot to “grasp and control the world using democracy as a pawn” and that the album “turns its spear point on China.” Other than the story in the state newspaper, no Ministry of Culture spokesman has commented on the album.

On the album’s title track, Axl Rose, a frequent visitor to China, accuses the Chinese government of scapegoating the Falun Gong, the religious sect perpetually at odds with Beijing. “Blame it on the Falun Gong/They’ve seen the end and you can’t hold on now,” Axl sings in “Chinese Democracy,” a song said to have been written about religious persecution in China. Axl later sings in the song as if speaking directly to the Chinese authorities, “You think you got it all locked up inside/And if you beat them all up they’ll die/Then you’ll walk them home for the cells/Then now you’ll dig for your road back to hell.” To use the Chinese government’s favorite buzzword, Axl’s words are certainly “sensitive.”

This is ANOTHER…….. perfect example of how when the CCP feels that people are pressuring it for rights, the CCP (unable to give rights because it is a big freakin’ lose case) presents the critic as antiChina and that ensures that the Chinese people feel they have been insulted and take the side of the CCP, when in reality, this band has criticized the party and definitely not China.