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The Human Rights Torch Relay (HRTR) is an international campaign created to draw attention to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) worsening human rights violations both inside and outside of China's borders.
Since China was chosen as the 2008 Olympic site, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders have all reported a marked increase in violent repression aimed at silencing groups and individuals the CCP has labeled as enemies: Tibetan Buddhists, Christians, Uyghur Muslims, Falun Gong and democracy activists.
The CCP also supports other totalitarian regimes in perpetuating slaughter upon their citizens in Sudan, Burma, Zimbabwe and North Korea.
We are calling upon China to improve its human rights and respect human dignity, and we urge the International Olympic Committee to require that China keep its promise to follow the Olympic charter.