Blind lawyer & human rights activist Chen Guangcheng released to house arrest after 4 years jail.
In 2005 a blind, self-taught country lawyer named Chen Guangcheng filed a class action lawsuit against Communist party officials in his area who used kidnapping and violence to force 7000 women to have late term abortions and sterilizations. He exposed an abortion and sterilization quota system in the Chinese government.
The Chinese government’s response was predictable and the “enemy of the people” was sent to prison for 4 years and 3 months for organising a crowd to block traffic. The communist fascists just released him but under house arrest – presumably for years more, and perhaps for the rest of his life.
Barbados news media censors human rights stories to keep those free China trips coming!
Barbadians no longer read stories of China’s continuing human rights violations in our Caribbean and island news media. The anniversary of the Tienananmen Square massacre goes unmentioned. Forced abortions and genocide in Tibet go unreported – as do hundreds of incidents of civil unrest by the Chinese people over environmental disasters, corrupt land grabs, forced abortions and slavery. Not to mention the ongoing imprisoning of Christians in China for praying or possessing bibles.
You won’t read about those stories in your island newspapers or see them on the CBC.
Have you noticed this gap in the international stories as delivered by your Caribbean and Bajan news media?
Our next article about human rights in China will expose how much of what you read in the local Barbados newspapers about China is proposed, researched and often actually written by the Chinese government.
Yup. The Barbados news media is as thoroughly committed to Barbados being a client state of the People’s Republic of China as is our own government.
Something to think about as you read your Nation or Barbados Advocate today.
The Star.com Freed Chinese lawyer comes home – to detention
BFP Aug 14, 2008 – Hartley Henry Pays The Chinese Back For That Free Trip!
BFP June 6, 2006 – Barbados Media Forgets Anniversary – China’s Tiananmen Square Massacre
photo credit – The Star.com