Wednesday China rejected proposal that introduced to stop labor camp sentences, the death penalty and guarantee freedom of religion as it concluded its first examination before the U.N. Human Rights Council.
The final report, written yesterday by India, Canada, and Nigeria, limits itself to calling upon China to continue its efforts to promote and protect human rights, and encouraging it to continue its economic development and take on an increasingly active international role.
Germany, Great Britain, and Mexico asked Beijing to permit religious freedom; abolish the reeducation-through-work camps; stop using physical and psychological torture against detainees; abolish the "phantom" prisons for dissidents and its persecution against those who defend human rights; respect minorities like the Tibetans and the Uyghurs of Xinjiang; permit freedom of expression, and eliminate censorship.
" We' re disappointed that China failed to deal with many of the most serious human rights issues, " said Corinna-Barbara Francis of London based Amnesty International. Meanwhile, rights groups including Freedom House, Reporter Without Borders sent joint letter to urge Secretary Clinton to speak publicly about Tibet and Xinjiang 's human rights when she visits China next week.