Vaclav Havel: China Olympics boycott might be needed

Release all those who only peacefully exercised their internationally guaranteed human rights, and guarantee that no one is subjected to torture and unfair trials; enter into a meaningful dialogue with the representatives of the Tibetan people.

Unless these conditions are fulfilled
, the International Olympic Committee should seriously reconsider whether holding this summer’s Olympic games in a country that includes a peaceful graveyard remains a good idea.

The Guadian is also reporting in a video (can’t link to it unfortunately) that Tibetan protesters who turned themselves in after promises of leniency are instead being treated harshly.


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