Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Olympians to be vetted on human rights comments

Baz le Tuff informs me that Australian Olympic Games team members are being forced to sign declarations that they will not refer to human rights during the Beijing Olympics, without first having asked permission of Australian Olympic officials.

Le Tuff writes, and I agree: "I think most sportspeople should be gagged but this is a bit much."

Human Rights in China
Human rights in the People's Republic of China (Wikipedia)

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Blogger Sophie Pilgrim said...

Now Yahoo and MSN are supporting the Chinese authorities by posting "wanted" posters with pictures of the rioters. Two have already been caught:

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