UN torture rapporteur's China tour "smooth": Chinese FM spokesman

The current China visit by Manfred Novak, special rapporteur on torture of the UN Human Rights Commission, is "smooth", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said in Beijing Tuesday.

Liu told the regular press conference that Novak has met and held talks with officials of China's ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Public Security and the Supreme People's Procuratorate over the past few days.

Novak visited some houses of detention and talked with NGO personnel, lawyers and scholars, Liu said, adding that Novak will also visit Tibet Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

At the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Novak arrived in China on Nov. 21 for a visit which will last until Dec. 2.

Source: Xinhua

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