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UN to question China on human rights

Tuesday to investigate the UN to what extent China’s human rights respects. Human Rights Watch calls on all UN member states to China to interrogate writes The Guardian.

The research fits within the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Every UN member state must, for the five years to explain what steps it has undertaken to respect human rights in their own country to improve and to demonstrate that it adheres to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In China, it is mainly the attention is focused on the treatment of minorities, detention of activists and the suppression of religious and civil rights.

‘The human rights Council of the United Nations must be an unambiguous message to the Chinese government that the campaign of systematic suppression of the Uyghurs, including the detention of a million people, must stop, ” said Amnesty International. The Uyghurs are a moslimminderheid in Western China. In the heropvoedingskampen they should use their faith to renounce and be abused.

Other activists want China among others, is interviewed about the arrest of human rights activists such as the human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang and artist Liu Xia. Also asking questions with the freedom of the press in Hong Kong, where a journalist from the Financial Times was expelled by his visa not to renew.

Human rights activists say that this year there will be less Chinese activists and NGOS to attend the UPR. That can be explained by the fact that activist Cao Shunli in 2014 was arrested because they dared to participate in UPR in 2009 and 2013. Shunli died in a military hospital after Chinese security agents her months and months of medical treatment refused.

“All UN-member states have the possibility to China to inquire about the outrageous situation in the area of human rights and may chance not to waste,” said John Fisher of Human Rights Watch. ‘Chinese activists were imprisoned, tortured and fatally beaten because they had the courage in asserting to question how Beijing deals with human rights.’

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