China is violating people’s rights in Tibet and Xinjiang, UN rights chief says


Key Topics in this News Article:

News Snapshot:

China seized control of Tibet in 1950 in what it describes as a “peaceful liberation” from feudalistic serfdom. International human rights groups and exiles, however, have routinely condemn what they call China’s oppressive rule in Tibetan areas Volker Turk, the head of the United Nations office for human rights, urged China on Monday to follow suggestions to change laws that infringe on fundamental rights, particularly those in the Xinjiang and Tibet regions. The Uyghurs are an ethnic minority of about 10 million people living in the western region of Xinjiang. Rights groups accuse Beijing of widespread abuses against them, including...