On November 27, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian presided over a regular press conference. A reporter asked, it is reported that the Australian military recently released an investigation report confirms that Australian soldiers on mission in Afghanistan are suspected of war crimes, causing many killings of prisoners and innocent civilians. Australian politicians and the media criticized and condemned this. May I ask what is China’s comment on this?
Zhao Lijian said that we are shocked by the details disclosed in the investigation report, and strongly condemn this violation of international conventions and human conscience. We call for a thorough investigation and bring the people concerned to justice.
Zhao Lijian stressed that some Western countries in Australia have always regarded themselves as the so-called “human rights defenders” and often dictate on human rights in other countries.
The facts revealed in this report fully expose the hypocrisy of the so-called “human rights freedom” of these Western countries.
Relevant countries should reflect on themselves and think more about how to take measures to solve their own serious human rights violations and conscience problems, stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries and engage in political manipulations through human rights issues.