March 14, 2008 / 6:33 PM / 12 years ago

China should allow demonstrations in Tibet - U.N.

Protesters throw stones on military trucks in Lhasa,Tibet March 14, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour expressed concern about developments in Tibet on Friday and urged the Chinese government to allow protesters to demonstrate peacefully.

“The high commissioner urges the government of China to allow demonstrators to exercise their right to freedom of expression and assembly, to refrain from any excessive use of force while maintaining order and to ensure that those arrested are not ill treated,” Arbour’s office said in a statement.

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