Britain’s Sky News presents a report on the practice of misjustice in China, which includes executions en-masse, assumation of guilt until proven innocent (and sometimes not even then,) torture, and suppression of dissidents who speak out about it. Warning: this is horrid, not for the gentle or innocent.
Where does the left stand on this? Will the “free Mumia” crowd protest these abuses?Â Will Hollywood speak out? Will Codepink protest? Will ANSWER or People for the American Way say anything? Highly doubtful, Global Warming and surrendering the Global War On Terrorism are their priorities right now.
Meanwhile, China tightens ties with another regime that violates human rights, fromÂ Global Security Org &Â VOA:
Chinese officials say they will push forward with military cooperation with Sudan, despite accusations Khartoum supports militias that have killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in Sudan’s Darfur region. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing.
Western nations have long urged Beijing to use its influence with Sudan to get U.N. peacekeepers into the war-torn Darfur region, but China has instead used its veto power in the U.N. Security Council to prevent stronger condemnation of Khartoum.
This week, Beijing moved to strengthen ties with Sudan. During a visit by Sudan’s military chief to Beijing, China’s minister of defense said his government is willing to further develop cooperation between the two militaries in “every sphere.”
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang Tuesday urged Sudan to be more flexible on the deployment of U.N. troops. But he indicated China would not support tougher measures against Khartoum.