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Libertà religiosa in Cina. Una valutazione dell’organizzazione HRWF

Libertà religiosa in Cina“. E’ stato il titolo della conferenza organizzata da Edward McMillian-Scott, vice presidente del Parlamento Europeo, mercoledì 15 aprile, per commemorare il decimo anniversario dalla messa al bando del movimento Falun Gong. Willy Fautré, in qualità di presidente dell’organizzazione non governativa Human Rights Without Frontiers International (Diritti Umani Senza Frontiere) tra le personalità invitate all’incontro,  ha presentato durante la conferenza, un’analisi dell’Esame Periodico Universale sulla Cina delle Nazioni Unite che lui aveva seguito il 9 febbraio scorso a Ginevra. Willi Fautré ha spiegato che, da un lato, i temi della libertà religiosa erano sufficientemente evidenziati nella stesura fatta dall’ufficio degli alti commissari per i diritti umani dell’Onu e nelle presentazioni delle organizzazioni non governative; ma dall’altro, che le loro preoccupazioni non erano sufficientemente riflesse nel resoconto scritto dei loro interventi ed erano completamente assenti nelle raccomandazioni. La manipolazione è spiegata dal fatto che i relatori non possono scrivere i loro rapporti e le raccomandazioni emanate dai gruppi di lavoro dell’ Esame Periodico Universale in piena indipendenza, ma devono lavorare con il paese sotto esame, in questo caso, la Cina.

(E’ possibile scaricare per intero la valutazione presentata all’ONU-sulla-liberta-religiosa-in-cina-di-hrwf [1])

Segue l’articolo in inglese

On Wednesday 15 April, MEP Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament, organized a conference on “Religious Freedom in China” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the banning of the Falun Gong movement and invited on that occasion

Mr. Ethan Gutmann, Award-winning writer and investigative reporter on China issues

Mr. David Matas, Renowned award-winning international human rights lawyer (Canada)

Mr. Willy Fautre, Director, Human Rights without Frontiers International

Mr. Weiguang Zhong, China specialist and commentator for BBC and Radio Free Asia

Mr. Erping Zhang, Director, Association for Asian Research and Falun Gong spokesperson

Mr. Li Fengzhi, a former senior intelligence officer of Chinese State Security Ministry, was joined by telephone in New York during the conference.
On the name of Human Rights Without Frontiers International, Willy Fautré presented an analysis of the Universal Periodic Review of China that he had attended on 9 February in Geneva. His assessment showed on the one hand that religious freedom issues were sufficiently highlighted in the Compilation of the UN Information by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and in the NGOs? submissions. They were also raised with energy by a number of Member States during the interactive dialogue. On the other hand, Fautré gave irrefutable evidence that their concerns failed to be duly reflected in the written summary of their interventions and that they were totally evacuated from the recommendations. This manipulation was only possible because the troika rapporteurs cannot draft their report and the recommendations emanating from the UPR Working Group in full independence but have to work with the country under review, in this case China.

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China finally managed to eclipse the situation of Tibetan Buddhists, Muslim Uyghurs, Falun Gong practitioners, unregistered Protestant communities and Catholics faithful to Rome, and to abstain from curbing its repressive policies towards all these religious groups.

On the very day of the adoption of the UPR report by the Working Group, China claimed “victory.” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a press conference that most countries had endorsed China’s rights record – and those that did not were simply politicizing the process!

For further information, please contact :

Human Rights Without Frontiers Int?l: Phone: +32 2 3456145 – Fax: +32 2 3437491

Website: http://www.hrwf.net

Willy Fautré: +32 478 202069 w.fautre@hrwf.net