Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

China’s plan for secret detentions alarms rights activists

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Civil Liberties Donate to DU
 
michaelvail Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 03:04 PM
Original message
China’s plan for secret detentions alarms rights activists
http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/996

A proposed change in the Chinese criminal code that would allow authorities to detain suspects for up to six months in a secret location is a dangerous step backward for the country, activists charged Saturday.

The change would essentially enshrine what has become a common practice for silencing dissidents, many of whom have disappeared for months without formal charges being filed. Under the change, the suspects could be held without their family members or lawyers being notified.

The proposed change in the law was disclosed last week in the respected Legal Daily.

“This new amendment will legalize ‘forced disappearance,’” Beijing attorney Liu Xiaoyuan wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Liu was briefly detained around the same time as his friend and client Ai Weiwei, the dissident artist whose arrest this spring made international headlines.
Refresh | +4 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 04:09 PM
Response to Original message
1. Sounds like what the US does in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Maybe we should be worried about our own backyard before we put our nose in other peoples.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
michaelvail Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 04:18 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Agreed:
Yes it does sound exactly like that. Should we just ignore these ridiculous policies by foreign governments? I would rather look back at history and in that context learn what governments are capable of. Our government has done the same thing to the Japanese during WW2. Rebuke these actions regardless of where they happen.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 05:06 PM
Response to Original message
3. What did we think would happen when we lower the bar as far as
we have on civil rights?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Free Tibet 2011 Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 09:41 AM
Response to Original message
4. China is a pariah state
It's time to start treating them like it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
chunter Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 12:51 PM
Response to Original message
5. What About FEMA's secret camps?
Or, maybe they aren't so secret?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Sep 01st 2014, 07:17 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Civil Liberties Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC