Disidentem v Číně

TOKIO – Rok 2009 byl pro Čínu dobrý. Její ekonomika uprostřed celosvětové recese stále pádila vpřed. Americký prezident Barack Obama Čínu navštívil a jeho vystupování se neslo spíše v duchu prosebníka u císařského dvora než vůdce největší supervelmoci světa. Dokonce i kodaňský summit o klimatických změnách skončil přesně tak, jak Čína chtěla: neúspěchem snahy přimět Čínu nebo kterýkoliv jiný průmyslový stát k podstatnému snížení uhlíkových emisí, přičemž za viníka byly označeny Spojené státy.

Čínská vláda pod vedením komunistické strany má všechny důvody k sebevědomí. Proč tedy musel být noblesní bývalý profesor literatury Liou Siao-po odsouzen k 11 letům vězení pouze proto, že veřejně prosazoval svobodu projevu a konec vlády jedné strany?

Liou byl v roce 2008 spoluautorem petice Charta 08, kterou podepsaly tisíce Číňanů a jež vyzývá k respektování základních práv. Liou není násilný rebel. Jeho názory obsažené v článcích na internetu jsou navýsost mírumilovné. Přesto byl uvězněn za „podvracení státní moci“.

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