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US concerned over China’s efforts to restrict, manipulate UNHR Chief visit to Xinjiang: Blinken

Beijing, May 29 (PTI) The US has expressed concern over China’s “efforts to restrict and manipulate” the just-concluded visit of UNHRC chief, Michelle Bachelet to the volatile Xinjiang province to…

UN rights boss to visit China in May, including Xinjiang, but activists demand report

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) -U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday that she has reached an agreement with China for a visit, "foreseen" in May, and that…

India remains steadfast in its commitment to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

United Nations/Geneva, Mar 7 (PTI): India said on Monday that it will continue to coordinate with "stakeholders" towards enabling expeditious provision of much needed humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people,…

In Sri Lanka’s own interest that expectations of Tamils for equality and justice are fulfilled: India at UNHRC

United Nations/Geneva, Mar 5 (PTI) India has told the UN that it is in Sri Lanka’s own interest that expectations of Tamils for equality, justice, peace and dignity within a…

Activists urge UN rights chief to release delayed report on Xinjiang

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Now that the Beijing Winter Olympics is over, U.N. rights chief Michelle Bachelet must release her long-delayed report on alleged violations in China's Xinjiang…

Bachelet visit must guarantee full access to China’s Xinjiang – spokesperson

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is in talks with China for a possible visit in the first half of 2022, but it must be "meaningful, with…

China says UN rights chief welcome in Xinjiang but not for investigation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said the United Nations human rights chief is welcome to visit Xinjiang but not for the purpose of an investigation, when asked about a…

UN urged to open query into Iran’s 1988 killings and Raisi role

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Prominent former U.N. judges and investigators have called on U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet to investigate the 1988 "massacre" of political prisoners in…

U.S. lawmakers call for U.N. Uyghur rights report before China’s Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the United Nations' human rights office to release its assessment of China's policies in Xinjiang before next month's Beijing Winter Olympics, which…

U.N. rights boss Bachelet denounces Suu Kyi conviction in ‘sham trial’

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday denounced a four-year jail term handed down to Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi after…

UN rights body establishes investigator for Afghanistan

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) -The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to appoint a special rapporteur on Afghanistan to probe alleged violations committed by the Taliban and other…

Activists urge UN to investigate alleged Taliban crimes

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The ousted Afghan government and activist groups called on the main U.N. human rights body on Monday to investigate reports of targeted killings and…