Donald Trump to take Action Against China for Human Rights abuse in Tibet
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THERE IS A NEW TOOL TO HOLD CHINA ACCOUNTABLE BY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Today December 9th 2016, The US Congress has taken a small but important step toward bringing accountability for human rights abuses around the world. Buried deep in the 3,000-page National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the Senate yesterday, is a new tool that will enable the executive branch to more easily impose visa bans and targeted sanctions on individuals responsible for committing human rights violations or gross corruption.
The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act fills an important gap in the US sanctions toolkit by preserving the flexibility to target individual human rights abusers without punishing entire countries. This new tool will allow the US to more easily go after known abusers in a smart, targeted way without interrupting larger bilateral engagement.
Now that the bill has passed, and President Barack Obama signs it as expected, implementation will be key. The strong endorsement by senators on both sides of the aisle sends a vital message to the incoming administration that accountability for human rights abuses is a bipartisan priority and may provide an opportunity for future collaboration if president-elect Donald Trump is willing to make good on what could be a rare opportunity.
One place to start could be China. Trump has written in his book in 2000 that he is “unwilling to shrug off the mistreatment of China’s citizens by their own government” and that Chinese leaders are keen to overlook “the human rights situation.” A new Human Rights Watch report documents a raft of abuses by Chinese Communist Party authorities who oversee a secretive detention system, including torture and deaths, in the name of combating corruption. Trump could demonstrate his willingness to address this concern by directing his secretary of state to examine possible senior Chinese officials who could be sanctioned under the Magnitsky law.
We, the Civil society of India appeal to Donald Trump, world leaders and governments to intervene and engage directly with the Chinese leadership to stop the ongoing genocide in Tibet. We, the Indian Civil Society and supporters of the Tibetan cause urge you to take action today!
1. Send a fact-finding delegation to assess the critical situation in Tibet
2. Pressure China to stop the undeclared martial law in Tibet
3. Pressure China to allow international media to investigate and report on the ongoing atrocities in Tibet.
4. Pressure China to stop the so-called patriotic re-education campaign in Tibet.
We will need 5000 Signatures to submit this to the Department of State in the US and the Ambassador of United States in India.
Please sign this petition and we can make the efforts to have the voice of Tibet heard.
Below is the link you will find about this announcement made yesterday.
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