This account of what happens to Chinese people for connecting to the BBC recalls what happened when the Nazis or the KGB discovered people listening to secret radios tuned to the BBC. So much for Article 19 and the CCP’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council

Mar 5, 2021 | Uncategorized

So much for Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the CCP’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council


This account of what happens to Chinese people for connecting to the BBC recalls what happened when the Nazis or the KGB discovered people listening to secret radios tuned to the BBC. So much for Article 19 and the CCP’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council.

‘Truth and reconciliation’: Excerpts from the Xinjiang Clubhouse

“I grew up in Xinjiang. Around the time that the pandemic spread from Wuhan last year, I made some comments on my WeChat Moments [similar to a Facebook News Feed] back in Xinjiang, because I had just read a BBC report about the camps. I was really stunned by what I saw, and I had a lot of feelings.So I said a few words in my Moments. Then that night, the police came knocking on my parents’ door in Xinjiang and told my mother to delete all these things. Then, maybe more than an hour later, it was 3 o’clock in the morning, my dad contacted me. He explained that the chief wanted my mother to go with them and he didn’t know where they were taking her. The next morning, I couldn’t contact my father or mother. He just disappeared for like a week. I just called day after day.”

It’s the denial of basic freedoms- like being able to listen to the news and having your opinions tightly controlled by a Police State – which graphically illustrates the nature of the CCP’s ideology
So much for Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the CCP’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council.
Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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