Geneva: A Tibetan representative urged the UN Human Rights Council to act with a sense of urgency in light of alarming reports of human rights violations by China.
Delivering an oral statement during the session on the human rights situation that calls for the council’s attention, the UN Advocacy Officer at the Tibet Bureau Geneva Kalden Tsomo expressed concerns over China’s concerted efforts in diluting and dissolving all traces of Tibetans, Uyghur and Southern Mongolian culture.
She said Tibetans’ rights have been consistently violated by China for over six decades. While giving spotlight on continued violations of human rights by China in Tibet, Kalden raised the most recent cases of China’s arbitrary detention of Tibetans from Dza Wonpo township in Kham province of Tibet for keeping the photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
She further raised the continued failure of China in giving a satisfactory response to the UN working group on enforced disappearance about the unresolved case of XIth Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.
She urged the UN Human Rights Council to heed the call by over 50 UN experts to set up an independent mechanism to monitor, assess and analyze the human rights violation by China, and call upon China to stop its persecution of Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongolians and Hong Kongers.