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Rights groups shine Olympic spotlight on China

August 6, 2007

by Karl Malakunas

BEIJING (AFP) – The Olympic spotlight is making the communist rulers of China more vulnerable to global pressure than ever before, rights groups and activists say as they ready for 12 months of intense campaigning.

Threatening to spoil the Beijing Olympic party are issues such as the violence in Sudan’s Darfur region that has left hundreds of thousands dead, China’s rule over Tibet, and its domestic curbs on religion and the media.

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