Sep 7, 2006

China Sentences Chen Guangcheng

A young blind Chinese man is continuing Stephen Mosher's work--show how China forces women to have abortions. He has now been sentenced to prison for publicizing women who had been forced to undergo abortions or sterilizations as part of China's family-planning campaign. Even though coercive measures used in Shandong's Linyi region are stated to be illegal, local officials have continued their evil ways. See here.

The European parliament has adopted a report on EU-China relations that slams Beijing’s human rights record and its lack of respect for religious freedom. For the first time, European lawmakers expressed their support for Vatican-China dialogue. For more, see here.

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