August 12, 2019, GENEVA — The Swiss-based human rights group UN Watch today called on European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and UN human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet to support a call for an emergency session of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council into “alarming brutality by Chinese-backed Hong Kong police against pro-democracy protesters,” announced Executive Director Hillel Neuer.
.@FedericaMog As EU foreign policy chief, why are you silent?
If you care about human rights & international law, why don’t you support our call for an urgent session of the UN Human Rights Council into abuses of human rights in Hong Kong?
Is it because China is powerful? https://t.co/baoi8IsmAz
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) August 12, 2019
Hong Kong police repeatedly shooting rubber bullets from 1m distance at protesters who are leaving and entering Taikoo MTR station.
— Denise Ho (HOCC) (@hoccgoomusic) August 11, 2019
Last month, UN Watch invited Hong Kong celebrity singer and pro-democracy activist Denise Ho to address the Geneva-based UNHRC, where she was repeatedly interrupted by the Chinese delegation.
Despite China's UN delegation repeatedly interrupting her testimony, pop star & democracy activist Denise Ho managed to expose Beijing's tightening grip on Hong Kong before a live global audience, and to call for the Communist regime's removal from the UN Human Rights Council. pic.twitter.com/VGszly1sGx
— UN Watch (@UNWatch) July 9, 2019
UN Watch is a UN-accredited non-governmental human rights organization, founded in 1993 by legendary civil rights leader Morris Abram, which gives a platform to human rights dissidents from around the globe, including through its acclaimed annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights.