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Amnesty claim China\'s record worsening

Published:Wednesday | April 2, 2008 | 3:34 PM

Human rights lobby group, Amnesty International are claiming that China’s human rights record is worsening, in light of the Beijing Olympics to be held there later this year.

According to Amnesty International, China is clamping down on rebels in a bid to portray a stable and harmonious image ahead of the games in August.

It is urging the International Olympic Committee, IOC, and world leaders to speak out against abuses, including China\'s handling of recent protests in Tibet.

Amnesty is also accusing Chinese troops of using lethal force on Tibetan protesters.

US President George W Bush is facing calls to boycott the Games\' opening because of the upsurge of violence in Tibet.

The IOC team is currently in Beijing to assess its readiness for the games.