During the ongoing 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the European Union in its statement under Item 4 reiterated its concerns about the very serious human rights situation in China, including Tibet.
The EU also highlighted the forced assimilation of 1 million Tibetan children in mandatory state-run boarding schools and the mass collection of DNA samples from the Tibetan population by the Chinese government, which they said are indicators of the dire human rights situation in Tibet.
The statement further said the EU continues to closely monitor the situation of political prisoners and called for the immediate and unconditional release of, among others, Go Sherab Gyatso, Rinchen Tsultrim and Dorje Tashi.
Representative Genkhang of the Office of Tibet, Brussels, welcomed the EU’s statement expressing concern over the dire human rights situation in Tibet. She believes it’s vital for the EU who plays an ever-increasingly influential role on the global stage to hold China accountable for its egregious human rights violations.