Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 17, Feb 2019 01:11 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
ITFA leads tribute to the victims of Pulwama terror attack
UN experts ask China to explain crackdown on anti mining protesters
US Senators reintroduce bill to counter China’s political influence in US, worldwide
Satellite detects construction, expansion of more gulags in Tibet
SFT India holds concert in Indian capital on ‘Tibetan Independence day’
Pema Tseden’s ‘Jinpa’ wins Top honour at festival of Asian Cinema
CTA holds ‘thank you America’ event at the Capitol hill in DC
Blizzard leaves thousands of animals dead in Yushu Autonomous Prefecture
Tashi Lhunpo’s new abbot is the youngest at just 36
Chinese students petition against Tibetan girl's victory in the University Student body election
Must go to deeper level to realize we are all same, says Dalai Lama
 Latest Photo News
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the gathering during the 50th year celebration of Tibet Insitute Rikon. The event was attended by around 4000 people from all parts of Europe. Around 4000 people have come to attend the function organised by Tibet Institute Rikon with support of Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtensein. Winterthur, September 22, 2018. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Human Rights deteriorating under Xi, says Freedom House report
Phayul[Friday, January 16, 2015 18:41]
By Phuntsok Yangchem

DHARAMSHALA, January 16: The U.S. based human rights watchdog Freedom House in its latest report has said the state of religious freedom in China has worsened since Xi Jinping became Chinese President.

“The methods of repression have also evolved. The current authorities are mounting more coordinated and multipronged campaigns to dominate online discourse, obstruct human rights activism, and preempt public protests. Punishments meted out to dissidents have shifted, with various forms of criminal, administrative, and extralegal detention replacing the abolished “reeducation through labor” camp system,” said the report posted on the organization's website.

Sarah Cook, senior research analyst at Freedom House and author of the report had examined hundreds of official documents and speeches, media accounts, censorship directives, and research by scholars, think tanks, and human rights groups in Chinese and English.

The report draws on roughly 30 interviews with lawyers, bloggers, civil society activists, commentators, and scholars both inside and outside China.

The report said that China has continued to oppress personal freedoms using harsh tactics that include obstructing activism and shutting down public protest even as China declares its commitment to human rights.

"The result is that the Chinese Communist Party is trapped in a vicious cycle, whereby the actions taken to maintain power risk alienating the population and some of its own members, undermining the regime's long-term legitimacy and security," the report said.

Since 2009, 135 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in Tibet protesting against China’s occupation of Tibet and its hard line policies.

According to the report, censors have strictly regulated the Internet, nipping online dissent in the bud. "There is a clear change in how Xi Jinping is managing the censorship and security apparatus compared to his predecessor, and overall this has meant more restrictions, not more freedom," said the report.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Monks of four traditions and Bon to meet annually for religious harmony
Human Rights deteriorating under Xi, says Freedom House report
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement