US Special Coordinator for Tibet “deeply disturbed” by China’s involuntary mass DNA collection across Tibet
DHARAMSALA, 9 Sept: US Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues Ms Uzra Zeya has said that she is “deeply disturbed” by China’s systematic and involuntary mass gathering of DNA samples across Tibet, including from kindergarten children without the apparent consent of their parents.
“Deeply disturbed by recent reports documenting involuntary, mass DNA collection throughout Tibet, including from children as young as 5 years old,” the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues said in a tweet.
The Biden Administration’s point person for Tibetan issues has further called on China to stop the malpractice and respect the fundamental freedoms of Tibetans.
“We call on the PRC to stop these repressive policies and respect the fundamental freedoms of Tibetans”.
On Monday, Human Rights, the New York-based rights group stated in its report detailing China’s mass DNA collection in Tibet that China is committing serious human rights violations in Tibet as it declared that Chinese authorities have been systematically gathering DNA samples across Tibet, including from kindergarten children without the apparent consent of their parents to significantly increase policing.
Condemning the Chinese authorities for the malpractice, HRW declared that China is violating Tibetan’s right to “privacy, dignity, and bodily integrity.”