Be Stortingspresidenten stille spørsmål om menneskerettighetene til den kinesiske delegasjonen.
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Publisert: 13. Mai 2019, kl. 13:08 | Sist oppdatert: 14. Mai 2019, kl. 16:02
Hjelp oss å be Norge ta opp menneskerettighetene med den kinesiske delegasjonen denne uken.

Onsdag 15. mai til fredag 17. mai kommer det en kinesisk delegasjon på offisielt besøk til Norge, til Oslo og Stavanger. En av hovedaktørene bak politisk undertrykkelse, diskriminering og tortur i Kina skal på møter i Stortinget, på slottet og middag med norske politikere.

Vil de som møter dem bare bukke og neie, eller vil de våge å stå opp for verdiene de er blitt valgt til å forsvare?

Krev at Stortingspresidenten tar ansvar!

Send e-post til Stortingspresidenten og oppfordre henne til å stille spørsmål om menneskerettighetene til den kinesiske delegasjonen:

Tone-Wilhelmsen.Troen@stortinget.no

 

Kjære Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen,

I forbindelse med besøket fra den kinesiske delegasjonen denne uken oppfordrer jeg deg til å stå opp for verdiene som vi opplever som en del av vår felles identitet: Frihet. Demokrati. Menneskerettigheter. Tillit. Det er ikke bare et ansvar for oss å vise frem våre verdier, vi har også en forventning om at de som vi inngår store handelsavtaler med, respekterer de samme verdiene.

Som min folkevalgte representant ber jeg deg om å ta opp følgende spørsmål med den kinesiske delegasjonen:

Ytringsfrihet

The Chinese government has repeatedly promised to guarantee freedom of expression for everyone in China. Yet, we see that more and more people in China are arrested for things like calling for more democracy or criticising abuse of power, and that lawyers defending those who are persecuted also get arrested or are forbidden to work. When will the Chinese leadership make good on their promise to allow people to express their opinions freely, even when they are criticising the authorities?

Advokater

When Norwegian businesses want to engage in China, one important condition is that they can rely on Chinese laws. Therefore, we are very concerned to see that Chinese lawyers regularly are persecuted, lose their licences or even end up in prison when they help their clients with cases against local authorities. Are there any plans of reform to make sure that even Chinese authorities have to follow the law, and to protect lawyers from repercussions when they take up cases that challenge people of power?

Uigurer

I am very concerned about the many reports of mass detention and other harassment of ethnic Uyghurs and Kazakhs in the region of Xinjiang. Will China allow independent monitors, for example from the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, to visit the region to see what is really going on?

Faglige rettigheter

China and Norway have a lot to benefit from economic cooperation. Yet, we are concerned that this will also mean profiting from the harsh conditions for many labourers in China, and from the fact that workers in China risk persecution if they protest against exploitation or try to organize to claim their rights at the working place. Will the Chinese leadership take steps to better secure workers’ rights and make sure that workers can criticise exploitation without fear of being punished?

Overvåking

There have been discussions about the engagement of Chinese communication companies in Norway, and the Norwegian security service has warned that according to Chinese law they have to hand over information about their clients to Chinese authorities if they demand it. We also see a big challenge for Norwegian companies working with communication which would have to follow the same regulations when they operate in China. Can we hope for reforms of the Chinese cyber-security law and other legislation to restrict the authorities unlimited access to data collected in China or by Chinese companies abroad?

Dødsstraff

Death penalty is an issue many people in Norway are very engaged in. We appreciate the repeated assurances by Chinese leaders that the use of death penalty in China is more and more restricted, and reserved only for the most serious crimes. However, we regret that factual information about the extent of the use of death penalty in China, for example the annual number of executions and death sentences and what crimes people are sentence to death for, is kept secret. Could you as chair of the People’s Congress take an initiative to ask for this information to be made public?

Med vennlig hilsen,

 

Du kan også sende en melding til Stortingspresidenten på Twitter:

Hei @tonewtroen. Internasjonalt samarbeid må være basert på respekt for verdenssamfunnets mest grunnleggende verdier, menneskerettighetene. Dette må komme tydelig frem når Stortinget tar imot den kinesiske delegasjonen denne uka. Her er fem fakta om Kina: https://amnesty.no/kina-og-menneskerettighetene

 

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