International Campaign for Tibet-September 14, 2021
Four independent UN human rights experts and bodies have raised the cases of the detained Tibetans Rinchen Tsultrim and Go Sherab Gyatso in a communication to the Chinese government that became public today.
In the communication, the UN Working Group on Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the special rapporteurs on minority issues and freedom of religion or belief express “serious concern for the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance” of the two Tibetans.
The experts add that they “are particularly concerned at information indicating that these detentions are not isolated events, but reflect a worrying pattern of arbitrary and incommunicado detentions, closed trials, and unknown charges and verdicts against the Tibetan religious minority in China, some of them amounting to enforced disappearances.”
Citing the obligations of the Chinese government under international human rights law, the experts urge the Chinese government to provide information on the whereabouts of the two Tibetans and the legal grounds for their arrest and detention.
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