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Severe crackdown on signatories to the “Charter 08” - Open Letter to Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the PRC

Dear Mr. President, The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), has been informed of the severe crackdown on signatories to the “Charter 08”, launched on December 9, 2008 on the Internet and calling for political reforms that promote human rights and democracy. More than 7,200 people from around the country have signed the Charter. By January 8, (...) - China / Human Rights Defenders

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