December 16, the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on “Human Rights Defenders” made false statements and gross interference in China’s judicial sovereignty and internal affairs in defiance of facts. China resolutely opposed and completely rejected.
China is a country ruled by law. The judicial organs handle cases strictly in accordance with the law and fully guarantee the legal rights of criminal suspects. Chang Weiping, mentioned by experts of relevant special mechanisms, was taken criminal coercive measures by the public security organ of Shaanxi Province on October 22, 2020 due to suspected crimes.
During this period, Chang’s legal rights were fully guaranteed. Experts of the relevant special mechanisms used false information, openly slandered and accused China, opened their eyes on criminals, and attempted to interfere with the handling of Chinese judicial organs, seriously violating the spirit of the rule of law, and fully exposing their prejudice against China.
The behavior of these special mechanism experts deviates from their own authority and seriously violates the Code of Conduct of the Special Mechanism.
China urges experts from relevant special mechanisms to abide by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, respect facts, act impartially and objectively within their own functions and powers, and stop the wrongful practices of publicly exerting pressure and interfering in the judicial sovereignty and internal affairs of Member States.