Conflicts, crackdowns mar 2008 Asian rights record: HRW

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) Wednesday blamed Asian giants China and India for abuses against their own citizens but also for backing military dictatorships such as Myanmar.
In its annual report for 2008, the New York-based group detailed worsening trends in much of Asia, including China’s Olympic-year crackdown on civil liberties and its repression of protests across the Tibetan plateau.

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