ChinaAid signs joint letter urging European Union to stand up to human rights abuses

Source:                www.ChinaAid.org

Date:                     March 14, 2019

 

Brynne Lawrence

The EU Parliament hears the testimony
of Li Ching-yu, the wife of imprisoned
Taiwanese citizen Li Ming-che.
(Photo: ChinaAid)
ChinaAid

(Brussels—March 14, 2019) ChinaAid signed a joint letter urging the European Union (EU) and its member states to pressure China on its abuse of human rights.

The letter, signed by 13 organizations in total, encourages the EU to “take action to defend international human rights and religious freedom,” going on to cite atrocities suffered by ethnic minority Muslims living in Xinjiang, dissidents, and human rights critics among the cases of concern. It goes on to say the Chinese government has put pressure on other nations to deport Chinese people who have sought asylum elsewhere.

Released yesterday, the letter hopes comes in time for a series of talks between China and the EU, which come ahead of the EU-China Summit. As such, the signatories hope that the EU can address China’s human rights abuses with Chinese leaders.

The full text of the letter can be read here.

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