Saturday, January 26, 2008

China's Olympic Lie

Journalist Aiden Hartley has gained access to China's "Petitions Office" in Beijing where citizens have a right to seek redress from injustices ignored by local officials.

In fact, complainants are routinely arrested as trouble makers and placed in prisons which do not officially exist.

Many of the people in the video are victims of forced land acquisitions in connection with the development of the sites for the Beijing Olympics and are seeking redress. The silence from Western governments over this issue is deafening.

The video was recently aired on Channel 4 and is now available in three parts on YouTube or as a whole on Veoh here.

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