China Refuses to Admit Tibet Crackdown to UN Treaty Body བོད་སྐད།

According to a written response dated 8 September 2008 to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT), China denied that hundreds of Tibetans were detained following the Tibetan Uprising and failed to provide “a list of all persons detained” as requested by the Committee in August 2008. “And the notion of ‘dispersing the peaceful demonstrations by monks’ is sheer fabrication” China said in its communication.

This UN expert-body which monitors the full implementation of the UN Convention Against Torture by State-Parties requested a written response from China by stating: “Public statements confirmed that hundreds of persons were detained in connection with the unrest that followed the March 2008 demonstration in the Tibet Autonomous Region and neighbouring Tibetan prefectures and counties in Gansu, Sichuan and Qinghai provinces.

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