Sunday, December 4, 2011

ChinaAid Likens China To Pre-World War II Germany

11/30/2011 China (ChinaAid) - In its failure to uphold freedom of religion and in its overall human rights record, China today is like pre-World War II Germany, and the Western world must not stand idly by – as it did in the 1930s, ChinaAid founder and president Bob Fu warned the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Speaking at a seminar on “The Human Rights Situation in China” at the Parliament building in Brussels, Fu expressed gratitude for Bastiaan Belder, a member of the Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, who opened the seminar proceedings, and others like him who have publicly stood in solidarity those who under persecution in China.

In his opening remarks, Belder expressed concern over the continued deterioration of China’s overall human rights record and of the rule of law and religious freedom, and pledged to continue to push China to do better in these areas.

Fu reminded the European Union of the rise of Nazi Germany before World War II and warned against making the same mistake again with regard to China today.

In detailing the overall deterioration of human rights, the rule of law and freedom of religion in China in recent years and describing the current situation, Fu referred to a number of the most serious cases, including the disappearance into police custody of Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng, the brutal treatment of blind activist Chen Guangcheng, the constitutional law scholar and house church leader Dr. Fan Yafeng, who has been held under house arrest for nearly a year, the members of Shouwang Church in Beijing who have been continuously persecuted since April, the Xinjiang Uyghur house church leader Alimujiang who is serving a 15-year sentence, and the persecuted private entrepreneur in Chongqing, Sichuan province Li Jun, as well as many human rights lawyers who have been arrested, detained, placed under house arrest or been harassed by the government(Source).

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