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China: Attempt to block tribute to rights activist at UN ‘an insulting ploy’

Headline Title:  China: Attempt to block tribute to rights activist at UN ‘an insulting ploy’ 20 March 2014 The Chinese government’s attempt to block a tribute by the UN Human Rights Council to Cao Shunli, a prominent human rights activist, who died in detention is disgraceful, said Amnesty International.   Chinese officials objected to a proposed moment of silence in her memory during a review of the country’s human rights record at the UN in Geneva today.  “This is a shameful and insulting ploy by Chinese officials. Not only have the authorities shown complete…

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