China: Fake Election – Abusing Rights of Election

Abusing human rights does not have to be deadly issues. China is in chaos due to the fact that Chinese government having a fake election. Zhang Shangen, 73, a candidate in local elections in Beijing got distraction from the government. When Shangen has a campaign, the government sent the police officers and distract his campaign. This is abusing a right of freedom to collect the information. Not only that, the government did not open any candidates debates, which democratic countries normally had before an election, social media wars, or town hall-style forums. The government claims that China is a democratic country, however, they do not open the way to get elected. So the candidates are claiming that the Chinese government saying ridiculous claim, “China is a democratic country, but we are going to choose the candidates.” Actually, people can participate in the election as a candidate, but the candidates cannot advertise themselves. The government choose the candidate that they like, and decide rather distract them or not. So if the candidate is not liked by the government, they cannot use any social media(Chinese social media is completely controlled by the government) to advertise themselves.

In my opinion, it is hilarious that the Chinese government claiming that China is a democratic country. It can be a radical expression, it looks same with North Korea. North Korea’s full name is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. They are also claiming that they are democratic, but actually, it is a dictatorship. Limiting the information of candidate and advertisement of the candidate, it is same with dictatorship. They seem like they are giving the choice, but they are not. This happening should change as soon as possible if China wants to get recognized as a democratic country

More Information: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/world/asia/beijing-china-local-elections.html

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Afghan Women in Jail Forced to Taking Virginity Test

Not many years passed since current Afghanistan government was established. Therefore, in their laws, there are many flaws are detected today. Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission reported that afghan women in jail forced to taking a virginity test. They stated that “based on interviews with 53 female detainees across 12 of the country’s 34 provinces, found that 48 of them, including girls as young as 13, had been sent for virginity tests. “(Mashal). Even though the women in the jail are criminal, the government have no rights to force them to take virginity test. It is violating their rights. Their body belongs to themselves, so the government cannot operate a test with their body. Moreover, the virginity test isn’t reliable to assure rather the woman is virgin or not. Because the sexual intercourse is not only thing that affects the hymen. Due to these facts, Heather Barr, a senior researcher for the group Human Rights Watch, strongly requested Afghan government to fix the law to prevent these human rights violence in Afghanistan.

In my opinion, the government should find the solution to prevent the forced virginity test as soon as possible. The government has no authority to use their citizen’s body to do that kind of tests. They have rights to refuse the tests. I hope the Afghan government fixes the women rights violation problems and it triggers the improvement of women rights in Middle East Asia

More information: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/world/asia/jailed-afghan-women-are-often-subjected-to-virginity-tests-report-says.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FWomen%20in%20Afghanistan&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=collection