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China faces grilling in review of key rights by UN committee


Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — China has come in for a grilling over its human rights record as a two-day hearing opened at the United Nations human rights office. Rights advocates on Wednesday raised issues like relocations from Tibet, COVID-19, reprisals against human rights defenders and a security law that crushed dissidents in Hong Kong. Advocates of China’s Uyghur minority protested loudly outside. A delegation of about 40 envoys from China, Hong Kong and Macau faced questions from the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which reviews respect of those rights in nearly all U.N. member states every few years.

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