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Geneva: China’s representatives interrupt Tibetan woman

The People’s Republic of China and the United States clashed in the Human Rights Council. Members of the Chinese delegation repeatedly interrupted the speech of the Tibetan representative of the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), Thinlay Chukki. They denied the activist her accreditation for the Council and called her a separatist. A US delegate then intervened twice to emphasize the legitimacy of her speech. The chair of the meeting then verified the validity of her accreditation and allowed Chukki to finish.

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