Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, April 11, 2008

China rejects U.N. official’s appeal for Tibet visit

China has rebuked a request by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Lousie Arbour to travel to Tibet this month to investigate the fallout of anti-Chinese protests, Reuters reported Thursday.

“Arbour, a former U.N. war crimes prosecutor and Canadian Supreme Court judge, had sought to go to Tibet around mid-April to evaluate the situation after a series of protests by Buddhist monk and rioting in Lhasa on March 14,” the article noted, citing her spokesman, Rupert Colville.

Colville said, “The Chinese authorities came back to her… and said it wouldn’t be convenient at this time.”

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