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Friday, June 17, 2016, 21:12

China urges US to reflect human rights situation

By Xinhua

BEIJING - China on Friday urged the United States to reflect on its own transgressions and uphold human rights after documents disclosed it had engaged in interrogation by torture.

"We are aware of the report and shocked by the details," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, referring to the more than fifty documents declassified by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Tuesday, which detailed interrogation by torture conducted by the US government after the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001.

"Every country should abide by international conventions, including the Geneva Convention, and guarantee the basic rights of criminals," Hua said.

The US styles itself as a "human rights defender" and has been known to make indiscreet criticism of other countries' human rights situation, Hua said, adding the United States should reflect on its own behavior and take concrete measures to stop the severe violation of human rights.

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