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French Government on Self-Immolations

January 23, 2012

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China -
 (Q & A - Extract from the briefing of 19 January 2012)
Q - The Chinese dissident Yu Jie who just fled the United States, denounced the torture he suffered in China. U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke spoke of a "significant repression" worsening in China. What does the Quai d'Orsay on the situation of human rights in China?

What is the reaction of France as a result of the sacrifice of young Tibetan monks?

THE MINISTER - France and its European partners have repeatedly expressed concern about the recent convictions of the defenders of human rights in China.

The issue of human rights is a constant in our dialogue and is discussed at the highest level and at every opportunity, both bilateral and European level.

It is also in this spirit that the bilateral level, we have for several years of practical cooperation on strengthening the rule of law and judicial reform.

Regarding the second question about Tibet, following the dramatic events of recent weeks, France expresses its sadness at the death by immolation of young Tibetan monks. The extreme nature of their actions reflects a deep despair.

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