UN Member States Call on China to Respect Human Rights in Tibet at the 48th UNHRC session

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At the ongoing 48th UN Human Rights Council session, a group of UN member states called on China to respect human rights in Tibet.

Delegates from Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United States and European Union, on behalf of 26 member states, have expressed concerns and called on China to respect human rights in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

Delivering a statement on the human rights situation which requires UN Human Rights Council’s attention, the United States strongly condemned human rights abuses including economic exploitation, systemic racism and destruction of cultural heritage by China. The US continued to remain concerned over China’s severe restrictions on religious, linguistic and cultural traditions in Tibet.