China Protests Against ‘Prejudiced’ U.N. Torture Report

From Reuters:

A United Nations panel on torture that criticised China’s record had prejudiced and politicised members, the foreign ministry said late on Saturday.

In recommendations following its review of China earlier this month, the U.N. Committee Against Torture told China to improve monitoring of abuse in prisons and hospitals and called for an inquiry into the use of force on Tibetan protests.

It said Beijing should fully investigate all deaths in state custody and provide more information about how it treats detainees.

“Some individual members of the panel, with prejudice against China and in defiance of the facts, ignored the abundant materials provided by the Chinese government in favour of unconfirmed and even fabricated evidence to deliberately politicize the issue,” spokesman Qin Gang said in remarks posted on the ministry’s website.

Read also UN Committee Says China “Should Take Immediate Steps to Prevent Acts of Torture” from Human Rights in China.

November 23, 2008 12:30 AM
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