HRW asks China to  stop harassing activists and UN experts

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Police officers look on as a supporter of cancer-stricken Chinese political prisoner and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo participate in a round the clock vigil to urge the Chinese government to release him, outside the China Liaison office in Hong Kong, Western District, China, 13 July 2017.

HRW asks China to  stop harassing activists and UN experts


China is waging a campaign of harassment against activists who seek to testify at the United Nations about repression, while the world body sometimes turns a blind eye or is even complicit, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today.

 HRW said China restricts travel of activists, or photographs or films them if they do come to the UN in Geneva to cooperate with human rights watchdogs scrutinising its record.

“China engages with the UN on human rights but often with the...


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