Archive for January 14th, 2008

A not so Olympic record: Reporters Without BordersĀ reports that a Chinese citizen was beaten to death while he was filming what we would call ‘police brutality’ with his mobile phone. Is this theĀ first case in 2008? Possibly. Will it be the last such case in China? Well, I would love to be more optimistic, but I don’t think so – perhaps the Chinese authorities will do it in a more invisible way, as has been their custom up to now. Let’s not forget this and similar incidents while we’re watching the Olympics next summer!


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