UK Government admits that it hasn’t raised the case of Chinese citizen journalist and human rights defender Zhang Zhan who  disappeared into arbitrary detention five months ago for posting articles on Twitter about Covid 19. Having refused to plead guilty, reports suggest that she is on hunger strike and being forcibly fed.

UK Government admits that it hasn’t raised the case of Chinese citizen journalist and human rights defender Zhang Zhan who disappeared into arbitrary detention five months ago for posting articles on Twitter about Covid 19. Having refused to plead guilty, reports suggest that she is on hunger strike and being forcibly fed.

by Ellis Heasley The Universe In response to a Parliamentary Question, the UK Government has admitted that t hasn't raised the case of Chinese citizen journalist and human rights defender Zhang Zhan who disappeared into arbitrary detention five months ago for posting...

Government says “We do not plan to review the position on the determination of genocide” – but will rely on organisations like the UN – knowing that China will veto any investigation into crimes against the Uighurs just as it prevented the International Criminal Court investigating the UN’s report which found evidence of crimes against humanity in North Korea.

Government says “We do not plan to review the position on the determination of genocide” – but will rely on organisations like the UN – knowing that China will veto any investigation into crimes against the Uighurs just as it prevented the International Criminal Court investigating the UN’s report which found evidence of crimes against humanity in North Korea.

The world continually turns a blind eye to genocide. Think of the Yazidis and Christians in Iraq, or the Rohingya and Uighur Muslims in Burma and China... It's why we need to remove the decision to name a genocide from political and diplomatic vested interests and...

The Plight of Uighurs Raised Again In Parliament – in oral and written questions to the Government. UK says it has played a leading role at the UN Human Rights Council  and read out a formal statement on behalf of 28 countries and China to allow the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights meaningful access to Xinjiang.  Parliament is asked about reports that Uighur Muslim women have been subjected to forced abortions and womb removals, and that Uighur children are being separated from their parents and placed in orphanages. It is asked to support the work of the Independent Tribunal established by sir Geoffrey Nice QC

The Plight of Uighurs Raised Again In Parliament – in oral and written questions to the Government. UK says it has played a leading role at the UN Human Rights Council and read out a formal statement on behalf of 28 countries and China to allow the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights meaningful access to Xinjiang. Parliament is asked about reports that Uighur Muslim women have been subjected to forced abortions and womb removals, and that Uighur children are being separated from their parents and placed in orphanages. It is asked to support the work of the Independent Tribunal established by sir Geoffrey Nice QC

The Plight of Uighurs Raised Again In Parliament - in oral and written questions to the Government. UK says it has played a leading role at the UN Human Rights Council and read out a formal statement on behalf of 28 countries and China to allow the UN High...

The case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal in Pakistan – (1) forced conversion, (2) forced marriages, (3) abductions and abuse, of religious minority women and girls at international fora. UK Government raises rights of minorities with the Governor of the Punjab and says “We will continue to urge Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations.”

The case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal in Pakistan – (1) forced conversion, (2) forced marriages, (3) abductions and abuse, of religious minority women and girls at international fora. UK Government raises rights of minorities with the Governor of the Punjab and says “We will continue to urge Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations.”

Lord Alton Lord Alton of Liverpool - To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Pakistan about the case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal; whether, in such discussions, they have raised the access of Saneha Kinza Iqbal to impartial legal...

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