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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Friday, April 09, 2004

Well Maybe Not Totally alone,,


U.N. Human Rights Commisssion"Human rights activists held a rally in front of the United Nations in New York on Thursday. They are calling on the world body to support a U.S. draft resolution urging China to allow investigations of reports that it is repressing freedom of expression and religion.

Several hundred people gathered in front of the United Nations to show their support for the resolution, which the United States has presented to the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva. Haiying He, one of the rally's organizers, says condemning China's human rights violations is a top priority, followed by a call for the release of religious and political prisoners. He added, 'Number two is to call for immediate release of all those millions of persecuted Falun Gong practitioners, underground church members, Tibetans, democracy activists who are imprisoned or tortured or persecuted because of their conscience.' "