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Human Rights Challenge to Beijing Olympic Games Heats Up

Posted by Author on August 9, 2007

Glen McGregor, CanWest News Service, Via Vancouver Sun, Canada, August 08, 2007-David Kilgour

OTTAWA – At the birthplace of the Olympic movement, a former Alberta Liberal MP will ignite Thursday what he hopes will become a global movement to boycott next year’s Summer Games in Beijing.

Calling the 2008 Games the “Bloody Harvest Olympics,” David Kilgour is inviting the media to Athens to cover a Global Human Rights Torch Relay. Once lit in Athens, the torch will travel through 100 cities around the world.

The year-long relay is designed to draw attention to allegations of crimes against humanity committed by the Chinese government against practitioners of Falun Gong.

The relay comes as China faces increasing scrutiny over human rights in the runup to the Olympics.

On Wednesday, China expelled three Canadians who had been detained after unfurling a banner on the Great Wall in protest over the occupation of Tibet.

Canada’s Green party called on the government to exert diplomatic pressure on China to keep the Games from being tarnished by human rights violations.

While Thursday’s torch-lighting is unlikely to spark a widespread boycott of the Games, it will help establish Kilgour’s reputation as a leading voice for Falun Gong practitioners in their campaign against the Chinese government.

Followers describe Falun Gong as a peaceful belief system that preaches compassion and tolerance. China considers it a dangerous cult that has led devotees to resist needed medical attention and, in rare cases, to self-immolate in protest.

CanWest News Service

Original report from Vancouver Sun

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