China accuses US of rape and murder after criticism of human rights record

Reuters in Geneva | The Guardian | Photo courtesy of Kim Kyung Hoon

China has strongly rejected US-led criticism of its human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, accusing the United States of hypocrisy and crimes including the rape and murder of civilians.

“The US is notorious for prison abuse at Guantánamo prison, its gun violence is rampant, racism is its deep-rooted malaise,” Chinese diplomat Fu Cong told the Council, using unusually blunt language.

“The United States conducts large-scale extra-territorial eavesdropping, uses drones to attack other countries’ innocent civilians, its troops on foreign soil commit rape and murder of local people. It conducts kidnapping overseas and uses black prisons.” Read More

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