US attacks China’s human rights record

ABC | The United States has launched a strongly-worded attack on China’s human rights record just hours before the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics.

In a written statement from its ambassador to China, the United States has attacked China’s human rights performance during the Olympic Games.

The statement also called for the immediate release of eight American pro-Tibet demonstrators who have been sentenced to ten to fourteen days detention for protesting in Beijing.

Ambassador Clark Randt said: “We are disappointed that China has not used the occasion of the Olympics to demonstrate greater tolerance and openness”.

The detainees have reportedly not claimed any mistreatment.

The British Government says one of its citizens has also received a 10 day sentence for protesting about Tibet.