Tibet: European Parliament Adopts Critical China Report
The report "deplores the contradiction between the constitutional freedom of belief (enshrined in Article 36 of the Constitution) and the ongoing interference of the State in the affairs of religious communities," and is deeply concerned "that the practice of torture remains widespread in
MEPs expressed their concern about "recent reports of continuing serious human rights abuses in Tibetan areas of
The Parliament's report also strongly recommends "that the EU arms embargo against China remain intact until greater progress is made on human rights issues" and welcomed the American initiative to start a strategic dialogue with Europe on China's rise and encouraged the European Union and its Member States "to develop, together with the USA, a strategic consensus for dealing with China."
The Socialist group in the EP abstained from voting on the report, saying it was "unduly focused on the human rights situation in
The full report can be found here: http://www.savetibet.org/documents/document.php?id=190