GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights experts say they have asked Chinese authorities for more information about reports that Chinese activists are being threatened, arrested or banned from taking part in demonstrations.
Margaret Sekaggya, speaking for a group of U.N. special rapporteurs in Geneva, said Wednesday that these actions appear to be targeting people trying to participate in the U.N. Human Rights Council's review of China's human rights record, which is scheduled next week.
The group said in the statement that it also called on Chinese authorities to immediately release all those detained after peacefully protesting since June for more civil society participation in the review.
China was last reviewed in 2009 by the 47-nation council, the U.N.'s top human rights body, which examines each nation's rights record every four years.
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