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'Ministers put Olympics ahead of human rights'
By John Hirst
In an ideal world politics and sport should remain totally separate issues. China has an appalling human rights record. However, what is less known is that the UK has the worst record of human rights violations in Europe as adjudged by the European Court of Human Rights. It is 3 years since the ECtHR found that the UK is violating convicted prisoners human rights by denying them the vote. In this case it would appear that the government is putting everything ahead of prisoners human rights. Sometimes legitimate protest is the only way forward to highlight the injustice of human rights violations. The Olympics is a celebration. It should not be used to hide injustice like a table cloth covering a table.
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