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27 major countries file petitiion against China alleging human rights violations

27 countries have raised their voice against China submitting a petition of complaint in the UNHRC. The petition stated ...
27 major countries file petitiion against China alleging human rights violations

27 countries have raised their voice against China submitting a petition of complaint in the UNHRC. The petition stated concerns on arbitrary detentions, widespread surveillance and restrictions, atrocities on Uighurs, and other minorities in China. It also raised the recently passed Hong Kong security law citing human rights violation and terming it as going against the 'one country, two system' understanding between China and Hong Kong. 

The countries include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom. 

The petition further urged China to allow UN High Commissioner to access Xinjiang and Hong Kong, 'in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms which are guaranteed under international law.' China has been facing worldwide criticism after the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus which has so far claimed 513,913 lives and 10,585,152 people have been infected.
 

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