This photo dated April 21, 2021 shows the Central Government Offices at Tamar, Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government late on Tuesday demanded that Amnesty International issue a sincere apology for falsely claiming that an Uyghur traveler went missing after arriving in Hong Kong.
In a statement, the government noted that Amnesty had corrected on a website its earlier fabricated remarks which alleged that the Uyghur traveler went missing, confirming that the person did not come to the city, but it did not issue an apology.
Amnesty corrected its report late on Tuesday, saying the Chinese student, who is identified as Abuduwaili Abudureheman, had spoken with the organization and told them that he did not travel to Hong Kong
“The HKSAR government expressed disapproval and outrage that the organization did not apologize for its unfounded, despicable and fallacious remarks which maliciously smeared the HKSAR government,” the statement reads.
The organization not only refused to admit its mistakes, but also claimed that it would continue to monitor the human rights situation in the HKSAR and the Chinese mainland, “attempting to cover up its mistakes and excuse itself for making the fabricated and malicious remarks that slandered Hong Kong and the mainland,” the government said.
“The HKSAR government despises the act and hopes that the organization can make a sincere apology responsibly,” it added.
Amnesty International had claimed that the Chinese student, who was born in Xinjiang and now studies in South Korea, had gone missing after he arrived in Hong Kong earlier this month. They also said he was interrogated by Chinese police.
It corrected its report late on Tuesday, saying the Chinese student, who is identified as Abuduwaili Abudureheman, had spoken with the organization and told them that he did not travel to Hong Kong.
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