China/UK: Human rights group calling on Arlene Foster to raise concerns about human rights “including the use of torture” during visit to China

December 5, 2016

A human rights group is calling on Arlene Foster to raise concerns about human rights “including the use of torture” and “the vast number of executions” during her visit to China.

Amnesty was speaking as the First Minister begins a four day visit to China to drum up trade and tourism.

During the visit she will meet with the Chinese Vice Premier, Madam Liu Yangdong in Shanghai to “promote economic, education and cultural opportunities for Northern Ireland”.

First Minister Arlene Foster said: “The links between Northern Ireland and the People’s Republic of China are strong and growing.

“This week’s visit underlines the continued commitment of the Northern Ireland Executive to engage with China, the world’s second largest economy. We may be a small country but we have a compelling proposition in terms of commerce, tourism, education and cultural opportunities.

http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/human-rights-group-calling-arlene-12274217

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/northern-ireland-first-minister-visit-china-opportunity-raise-human-rights

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

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