UN members call on China to respect human rights in Tibet

Delegates from the European Union, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the US, on behalf of 26 member states, called at the ongoing 48th UN Human Rights Council session, on China to respect human rights in Tibet, Xinjiang, and Mongolia, according to a post from the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA).

Social News writes that France, on behalf of the 26 member states, delivered the statement of the EU that asks China to comply with its obligations under national and international law to respect and protect human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities, especially in Tibet, Xinjiang and in Mongolia.

Concerning reports of Human Rights violations in Tibet, Denmark expressed that the country is “deeply concerned” while Sweden expressed concerns over human rights violations by China targeting persons belonging to minorities, human rights defenders, and media workers, including in Tibet.

Norway, the UK, and Finland have also expressed concerns over systematic violations of human rights by China, Social News writes. 

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