Reporters Without Borders calls for Liu Xiaobo’s release as Chinese president passes

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News News News ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China Several Reporters Without Borders representatives were arrested near the Arc de Triomphe this morning in Paris after opening umbrellas bearing the words “Free Liu Xiaobo” as Chinese President Hu Jintao passed by in a motorcade on his way to deposit a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A total of six people – four Reporters Without Borders members and two other human rights activists – were taken to the 8th Arrondissement police station. Around 20 Reporters Without Borders members and a Canal Plus journalist were briefly detained by police at the Franklin Roosevelt metro station. Chinese pro-democracy activist Wang Longmeng (王龙蒙) was among those who were stopped.The arrests reflect the French government’s determination to suppress any reference to human rights in China in order not to offend President Hu during the three-day state visit he began yesterday. By staging a peaceful demonstration in support of Liu Xiaobo (刘哓波) and all the other dissidents, writers and human rights activists detained in China, Reporters Without Borders aimed to tear down this crass and disgraceful veil of silence.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said: “It is unthinkable that France, the country of human rights, is saying nothing about the situation of China’s dissidents and the systematic repression on those who advocate democracy. How can President Nicolas Sarkozy go back on the promise he made during the 2007 campaign to put human rights at the centre of his foreign policy?”Despite the realpolitik, the umbrellas defied the silence at the Arc de Triomphe today, as did the doves of peace that Reporters Without Borders released yesterday in the centre of Paris. Both of these demonstrations were a tribute to the courage of Liu Xiaobo, this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, who must be released. The French government must ask President Hu to free him.center_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more November 5, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for Liu Xiaobo’s release as Chinese president passes Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Breaking Boundaries, Creating Solutions | One Harvard

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Sylvester Provencio, Nick Reedy case delayed

first_imgSylvester ProvencioNick ReedySumner Newscow report — The cases against Sylvester Provencio and Nick Reedy of Caldwell has been continued to an unspecified later date. A hearing was schedule today, but no judge was present at the Sumner County District Court. Story of the alleged crime can be found here.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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