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.


One Response to Vaclav Havel: China Olympics boycott might be needed

  1. Ten Bears Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    All the more-so now that our Little Tin Pot Dictator has come out against it. Double whammie – Buck Fush, all that.