lørdag 23. januar 2016

Activists See Bleak Future For China's NGOs Amid Ongoing Crackdown

The outlook is bleak for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in China amid an ongoing government crackdown targeting civil society groups, former NGO workers and activists said on Friday. As state-run CCTV paraded Swedish human rights worker Peter Dahlin in a televized "confession" last weekend, fellow NGO workers on the ground say there has been no let-up in government pressure amid a crackdown that began around a year ago. Dahlin's China Urgent Action Working Group had provided legal advice to Chinese seeking to lodge complaints against the government, as well as helping to train rights lawyers and legal advocates. Read more