Don't look behind that wall
February 24, 2001 3:56 AM   Subscribe

Don't look behind that wall, Mr. Olympic inspector. In advance of the ongoing assesment by 17 Olympic inspectors, thousands of unwanted people have been tossed into a detention center in China, without trial. For a month, 500 to 600 people a day have been tossed in. Human Rights in China interviewed former inmates of the detention centre, and they reported
"There were no bathing facilities, food was poured from buckets and fought over by mice, and beatings with leather belts were common."
Is this what China does to "put on its game face"?
posted by will (3 comments total)
apparently i am the only one who cares.
posted by will at 8:55 AM on February 24, 2001

Apparently you're the only one that cares between four and nine in the morning, yes. Give it a chance.
posted by endquote at 10:37 AM on February 24, 2001

Ok Will. So as not to make you feel neglected: the games will go on. We will not do anything to make waves. The lack of freedomes etc in China did not prevent our congress from giving China most favored nation status, despite the many protests that we ought to pressure China...$$$$tumps all.
posted by Postroad at 10:52 AM on February 24, 2001

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