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09/20/2012 - 16:26
9月18日,联合国第67届大会在纽约联合国总部开幕,当日上午10点,藏青会组织全美各地约500名藏人在联合国总部前举办诵经祈福与集会示威活动,为自焚的藏人、为那些被迫害被监禁、被劳改的西藏同胞祈福诵经,并抗议中共自执政以来对西藏人的残酷迫害,呼吁全球关注西藏的人权问题,尊重和支持西藏人的基本权益。
 此次活动汇集了来自美国各地的藏人,除了纽约本地的藏人外,还有来自首都华盛顿、佛吉尼亚、威斯康辛、明尼苏达等地的藏人以及同情和支持藏人权益的支持者。美国劳改基金会是唯一一家参加此次抗议活动的人权机构,劳改基金会执行主任吴弘达也是此次聚会上唯一一位华人发言者。
 吴弘达先生在发言中指出,自2009年2月以来,已经有51名藏人以自焚的形式无言地抗议中共的暴政,其中42人失去了宝贵的生命,中共对西藏人的迫害是不能容忍的。吴先生指出,西藏是藏人自己的土地,他们祖祖辈辈在此耕耘,生生不息,... more
09/19/2012 - 09:30

警方公器私用、劳教所监狱化、罪与非罪不分,这是劳动教养制度(简称劳教)三恶。违法但不犯罪,人民内部矛盾,这两个伪饰的劳教概念,掩盖肆意剥夺公民人身自由之实。与司法上的监狱不同,劳教违宪违法,是中国“合法”存在的最大黑监狱。笔者自参与八九学潮曾有两次劳教经历,合计期限四年三个月。本文简述劳教制度从“镇反”到“维稳”, 以及“劳教学员”是怎样的囚徒待遇。

 

劳教违宪违法

 刑罚和限制人身自由的随意性和精致化,是几乎所有共产国家的特征——暴力夺权,寻找并消灭公开或潜在的敌人,是社会主义国家执政者的本能——他们时刻防范人们会像他们暴力夺权那样推翻他们。劳教作为剥夺人身自由扩大化的惩罚手段,正是统治者内心恐惧的疯狂外露。于是,宁可错杀错抓一万,也不放过一人。但是,并非将所有政治对手关进监牢,统治者就必然能够获得内心安宁与政权稳定。
1957年8月1日,国务院颁布《关于劳动教养问题的决定... more
09/12/2012 - 09:54

 




By DIDI TANG Associated Press

BEIJING September 11, 2012 (AP)



 
China's privileged remain privileged even in prison.
When Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai, is sent to prison following her conviction for the murder of a British businessman, she's likely to end up in an exclusive jail that has cells with sofas and private bathrooms.
Tucked in the hills an... more
09/04/2012 - 09:09
For years he has been able to get away with almost any kind of behavior, unaccountable to the public and rarely held to account by his superiors.
Suddenly, as two mid-ranking bureaucrats are discovering to their chagrin, he practically cannot even hitch up his shirt cuffs in public, let alone throw his weight around, without the public jumping on his case and possibly getting him fired.
Not... more
08/31/2012 - 15:40
(Reuters) - For decades, Beijing has maintained that the Dalai Lama is a separatist, but Tibet's exiled spiritual leader once had a special relationship with the father of Xi Jinping, the man in line to become China's next president.
Few people know what Xi, whose ascent to the leadership is likely to be approved at a Communist Party congress later this year, thinks of Tibet or the Dalai Lama.... more
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