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LA Times (November 6)

2016/ 11/ 07 by jd in Global News

“Conservatives shouldn’t trust Trump with their votes, or the Constitution.” If elected, he would “be able to abuse his power with impunity — and, based on his own statements and his track record, he would feel little restraint in doing so.

 

Washington Post (December 29)

2014/ 12/ 29 by jd in Global News

In China, rule by law is an “empty promise.” In the years since President Xi Jinping “came to power, hundreds of rights defenders and intellectuals have been thrown into prison for political reasons. Properties have been expropriated or demolished, free speech has been restricted, religion has been suppressed, women have been forced to have abortions, and torture has multiplied. In Xinjiang and Tibet, the authorities have carried out one shocking human rights catastrophe after another. The abuses have never stopped.” The current Government campaign of  “‘governing the country according to law’ is just another attempt by the party to address its crisis of legitimacy. Such slogans may help the party fool people within China and the international community.”

 

Wall Street Journal (March 17)

2014/ 03/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Unlike most U.N. documents,” the report on human rights abuse in North Korea “demands action.”  Much credit is due retired Australian judge Michael Kirby, who chaired the commission that wrote the report. By chronicling widespread abuse with “evidentiary rigor,” they created a report with “striking emotional power.”

 

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