Statement No. 51: On supporting the fight for human rights throughout the world

On supporting the fight for human rights throughout the world

The Democratic Club  listened with alarm to the Prime Minister´s words at Brno Machinery Fair, who condemned the support by Czech citizens of the Russian lady punkers and of Dalai Lama´s fight for Tibetan autonomy as harmful for Czech exports. While we realize the bad taste of the punkers´ behaviour as well as the material substance of the anxiety concerning some of the export items, we nevertheless consider such support correct and necessary. We realize that the collapse of autocratic regimes in our country as well as in the other countries was considerably influenced by foreign support of the revolt and resistance against these regimes, and we feel ourselves obliged to in this way help those fighting for similar aims now. Therefore, we request the Czech Government to support the position of adhering to all international contacts norms, and we call on political parties in civic society and also on the Media to support the fight for human rights everywhere.

Prague,  September 18,  2012

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