Pechino: arrestato gruppo di manifestanti

A Pechino le autorità cinesi hanno disperso un gruppo di manifestanti che sono arrivati da tutti la Cina per attirare l’attenzione sui  presunti abusi nelle loro città di origine.

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Authorities in Beijing have dispersed a group of protesters who gathered near a railway station in the southern part of the capital.The protest came after an attempt to stage a silent sit-in outside the complaints department of China’s ruling Communist Party was thwarted by police.The petitioners, who have come to Beijing from across China in a bid to draw attention to alleged abuses in their hometowns, regrouped in the southern district of Fengtai, where many of their number live in rough, shanty-town accommodations.
China’s army of petitioners say they are repeatedly stonewalled, detained in “black jails,” beaten, and harrassed by authorities if they try to take a complaint against local government actions to a higher level of government.
500 petitioners had grouped in the same area on Saturday.
A Beijing-based petitioner surnamed Wang said as many as 1,000 people had collected at the same place earlier in the weekend, late Saturday. “They formed a petitioner village. The village chief’s name is Li Xiaocheng,” Wang said.
Last December, more than 200 petitioners called on China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC), to ratify two United Nations human rights covenants, which would give further legal recognition to their struggle to protect their rights.
Many petitioners who travel to Beijing to complain are picked up by officials from their hometowns, who run representative offices in the capital for this purpose, and escorted back home, where they can face beatings, surveillance, and further detention.

Fonte: Dossier Tibet, 30 giugno 2010


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