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Amnesty criticises China over pre-Olympic arrests

by Ed Beavan

A REPORT released this week by Amnesty International highlights the worsening human-rights situation in China.

The report, The Olympics Countdown: Crackdown on activists threatens Olympics legacy, draws attention to a clampdown on human-rights campaigners as part of a pre-Olympics “clean-up”. It says that the authorities are using the pretext of maintaining security at the Games to arrest dissidents.

It recounts the detention of the human-rights activist Hu ...

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