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UN Withdrws Tibetan Rights Report From Its Website བོད་སྐད།


The website of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) linking to the 41st session of the UN Committee Against Torture suddenly withdrew a Tibetan report last Friday after it was released on the site almost 10 days ago.

"It seems this UN decision was taken at the highest level of the administration which also involved the office of the UN Secretary-General," one reliable source in New York told Phayul. "I guess China exerted more pressure when the High Commissioner for Human Rights was here to address the General Assembly," the source added.

This Tibetan report titled: "The Continuing Use of Torture against the Tibetan Peoples," was submitted to the Committee Against Torture in September by the Central Tibetan Administration's Department of Information and International Relations through its office in Geneva so that it could be review at the upcoming UN meeting in November, 2008.

Information for this report was provided by Phayul.

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