The United Nations’ Chief for Human Rights in Geneva said on Wednesday that the UN Office of the High Commissioner continued to “receive urgent appeals” on cases of human rights abuses by the Chinese government.

Presenting High Commissioners’ global updates of human rights concerns in the ongoing 37th UN Human Rights Council session, Prince Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, the High Commissioner, alerted that his office “Continues to receive urgent appeal” concerning China’s human rights situation. Specifying the issues that the office continued to receive, the high commissioner said “urgent appeal regarding arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, ill-treatment and discrimination” against various groups including “human rights defenders, lawyers, legislators, book sellers and members of communities such as Tibetans and Uyghurs”.

Prince Zeid further added the appeal that the Commissioner’s office received includes, “People struggling against economic, social and cultural injustice, such as the cases of corruption; illegal seizure of land and forced evictions; destruction of cultural site; constraints on religious practices and restrictions on use of local languages.”

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