8 Demands for Beijing
By welcoming the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008, China committed itself to improving its humans rights situation.
Anxious to remind Chinese authorities of their commitments, nine French associations, five of which are members of the World Coalition, created the China 2008 Olympic Games Collective. The group submits “8 Demands for Beijing” to the Chinese government so that China restores all meaning to the values of the Olympic spirit “at the service of the harmonious development of man, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.”.
In line with these demands, the China 2008 Olympic Games Collective asks Chinese authorities “To suspend executions on all Chinese territory in order to lead to the abolition of the death penalty”.
The Collective called for a first gathering in Paris on June 3, 2007 in commemoration of the bloody repression of Tian An Men.
Find the “8 Demands for Beijing” and all China 2008 Olympic Games Collective actions on: http://Pekin2008.rsfblog.org