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    The Czech Republic wishes to condemn the Chinese government for refusing to allow artist Ai Weiwei to leave the country, in a move that is linked the Nobel Prize being awarded to imprisoned campaigner Liu Xiabo. The increased surveillance and house arrests of dissidents issued in light of the award announcement is an infringement of their human rights.

    More information can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11909470
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    (Original post by FoolishUK)
    The Czech Republic wishes to condemn the Chinese government for refusing to allow artist Ai Weiwei to leave the country, in a move that is linked the Nobel Prize being awarded to imprisoned campaigner Liu Xiaobo. The increased surveillance and house arrests of dissidents issued in light of the award announcement is an infringement of their human rights.

    More information can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11909470
    Norway echoes the sentiments expressed here, and thanks the Czech Republic for their support regarding this matter. We are also disheartened that economist Mao Yushi has been prevented from leaving China in a similar way to Mr Ai Weiwei, and urge the Chinese authorities to loosen their hold over these people.
    Norway wishes for her relations with China to become cordial once again, despite the independent decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to a dissident, and is beginning, frankly, to feel China's actions to be both ill-founded and irrational.
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    Iran is fully supportive of China on this issue. If the authorities determine that Ai Weiwei has comitted an offence under Chinese law, then they have every right to take the necesarry action, including a ban on overseas travel. Iran does not think it wise for the west to be trying to influence Chinese domestic policy - such a move smacks of imperialism.
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    China reiterates yet again that this is a matter of Chinese domestic affairs, which is not the business of the MUN or the international community.

    We thank Iran for her understanding and support on this matter.
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    The USA believes Ai Weiwei should be allowed to leave the country and travel as he pleases.


    [ooc] Did anyone see the program on Ai Weiwei a few weeks back? It was either BBC 1, 2, or BBC 4.
    Very interesting. I had it recorded but I have yet to watch it. [/ooc]
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    The United Kingdom would like to see Mr Ai allowed to travel as he wishes.

    The UK would also like to suggest to Iran to refrain from shouting down a demand for freedom as "imperialism", as it is a bit paradoxical in the general sense and certainly hypocritical coming from Iran.
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    Both Myanmar and North Korea support China on this issue and urge the international community to cease interfering in China's internal affairs.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    The UK would also like to suggest to Iran to refrain from shouting down a demand for freedom as "imperialism", as it is a bit paradoxical in the general sense and certainly hypocritical coming from Iran.
    Would the United Kingdom care to explain this comment? Iran has never made any comments that could be construed as imperialism.




    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    [ooc] Did anyone see the program on Ai Weiwei a few weeks back? It was either BBC 1, 2, or BBC 4.
    Very interesting. I had it recorded but I have yet to watch it. [/ooc]
    [ooc] It was 'Imagine' wasn't it? I did see that; found it fascinating. [/ooc]
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    (Original post by sandys1000)

    [ooc] It was 'Imagine' wasn't it? I did see that; found it fascinating. [/ooc]
    Yep that's it. Glad to know it's good, I will watch it very soon :yes:
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    (Original post by sandys1000)
    Would the United Kingdom care to explain this comment? Iran has never made any comments that could be construed as imperialism.
    No comments in this thread, but please allow me to quote His Excellence.

    Our dear Imam [referring to Ayatollah Khomeini] said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map for great justice and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine. Is it possible to create a new front in the heart of an old front. This would be a defeat and whoever accepts the legitimacy of this regime has in fact, signed the defeat of the Islamic world. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful stain from the Islamic world.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Both Myanmar and North Korea support China on this issue and urge the international community to cease interfering in China's internal affairs.
    China thanks North Korea and Myanmar for their support on this issue.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    No comments in this thread, but please allow me to quote His Excellence.
    The crucial difference is that the actions of Israel constitute war crimes, and are thus an international issue, whereas the matter of Ai Weiwei is purely a Chinese matter.
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    An international issue that involves Iran so much that the President wants it eradicated from existence?
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    An international issue that involves Iran so much that the President wants it eradicated from existence?
    Yes. Iran cannot stand idly by whilst such aggression is taking place.
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    (Original post by sandys1000)
    Yes. Iran cannot stand idly by whilst such aggression is taking place.
    But getting involved is a contradiction of your own policies!
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    (Original post by FoolishUK)
    But getting involved is a contradiction of your own policies!
    Clearly the Czech republic is incapable of understanding our position. We believe it is the duty of the international community to 'get involved' when faced with a situation, such as that with Israel, where a nation's aggression is jeopardising international peace and security. It would not be in keeping with our policy to, for example, criticise Israel for it's treatment of the Jews living in Palestine.
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    The World Bank would like to quote an article from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, regardless the Chinese (A significant member of UN) reluctancy to recognise the UDHR.

    Article 9
    No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
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    Norway is deeply saddened by China's most recent actions of the threat of consequences for those nations who do not boycott the ceremony. Norway feels it is hypocritical to advise Norway and other nations to become uninvolved with their domestic policy, to then impose your own beliefs and prejudices on others through what is effectively a sophisticated version of blackmail.
    Norway congratulates those who are unswayed by China's efforts, and we look forward to seeing you at the ceremony.
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    According to the Human rights every individual, no matter which nationality he/she belongs to have right to recieve any prize according to his/her credits and there is no reason to usurb this prize to a person like Liu Xiaobo. People's Republic of China may do what ever they consider to be right, but neither China has right to interfere into decisions of other countries.

    Therefore, Republic of Albania agrees with the decision of Nobel's price comitee and it condemns their decision to imprison this person.
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    (Original post by FrozenCamel)
    According to the Human rights every individual, no matter which nationality he/she belongs to have right to recieve any prize according to his/her credits and there is no reason to usurb this prize to a person like Liu Xiaobo. People's Republic of China may do what ever they consider to be right, but neither China has right to interfere into decisions of other countries.

    Therefore, Republic of Albania agrees with the decision of Nobel's price comitee and it condemns their decision to imprison this person.
    Myanmar questions the hypocritical nature of Albania's statement. They do not wish China to interfere in the decisions of other states, but Albania is using pressure to try to influence and hence interfere with the affairs of China.
 
 
 
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