Human Rights Concerns in Tibet Raised at the 27th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Originally posted on The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy on September 17, 2014—
“As the Human Rights Council discussed situations that require the Council’s attention, several NGOs raised their concern on the urgent and deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet.

This morning, Tsering Tsomo, speaking on behalf of the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP_Tibet_Statement), highlighted the recent shooting in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Sichuan Province) as a recent example of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) being caught in a downward spiral of violence in Tibet.

The Society for Threatened Peoples called for the intervention of the Human Rights Council and urged the PRC to schedule visits of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion and belief and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the PRC including Tibetan areas.

Human Rights Watch noted that the PRC currently has 13 outstanding requests from the UNHRC Special Procedures and failed to fulfill its commitment to invite the High Commissioner for Human Rights.”

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