posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 07:16 PM
Even New York Police do not use bullets and tanks.
Nor do New York Police arrest for people merely speaking the mind unlike China.
Chinese authorities have handed out lengthy prison sentences to Tibetans for nothing more than speaking their mind.
Extract from Tibet Watch press release 6 February 2006
"The new testimonies gathered by Tibet Watch confirms our fears of a growing repression in Gansu Province" said Yael Weisz-Rind of Free Tibet
Campaign. "The picture portrayed is of a renewed effort by China to crackdown on freedom of religion and freedom of expression, across Tibet, target
monks and nuns and intensify its 'patriotic education campaign' in monasteries".
Two of the nuns, Tadrin Tsomo and Choekyi Drolma, and one of the monks, Dargye Gyatso, were all sentenced to three years imprisonment. The third nun,
Yonten Drolma (earlier reported as Yonten Tsomo, lay name: Dukarkyi), and the second monk, Jamyang Samdrub, were both sentenced to one and a half
years imprisonment. Details reveal that Yonten Drolma and Choekyi Drolma were arrested on their way from the nunnery to Labrang town, Tamdrin Tsomo's
arrest took place at her home and Dargye Gyatso was arrested in his room in the monastery. Circumstances surrounding Jamyang Samdrub's arrest are
still unclear. (2)
So China White are you now attacking the rights of westerners to express themselves in their own countries ?
During diplomatic visits to New Zealand our government suppresses protests against China, so in fact China is a threat not only to freedom of speech
in China and Tibet, but also seeks to restrict free speech outside it's borders through trade pressure.
I think it's time we in the west applied some trade pressure back on China with boycotts against Chines goods.
[edit on 23-3-2008 by sy.gunson]