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RFA: Forced TV Confession Victims Called for Chinese Communist Broadcasting to Stop

Radio Free Asia (RFA) Chinese Edition recently reported that thirteen victims who had been forced by the Chinese Communist Party to make TV confessions jointly called the European satellite carrier Eutelsat for an immediate stop to the broadcasting of the CCTV4 and CGTN channels. According to one of the organizers, Swedish human rights activist Peter Dahlin, Norway communications provider Telia already agreed to cut off CGTN. In addition to Peter Dahlin, the thirteen victims also include people from the former staff of the British Consulate General in Hong Kong, other Hong Kong residents, and Chinese Mainland human rights lawyers and activists. The joint announcement was published via NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) Safeguard Defenders. The announcement described the facts that the Chinese Communists forced the victims to confess guilt on national TV and took away their legal rights to a fair trial. The open announcement also stated that more victims could not speak up and some had even been executed. The victims have nowhere to claim compensation. Earlier, Sweden stopped CGTN and CCTV4 due to the fact that the channels broadcasted the forced confession video of two Swedish citizens.

Source: RFA, April 13, 2021