On December 26, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and a few other mandate holders made irresponsible accusation against China on the case of Tiyip. This posed a blatant interference in China's internal affairs and judicial sovereignty. China firmly opposes it and rejects the accusation.
Tashpolat Tiyip was arrested on suspicion of corruption and bribery. On 13 June 2019, the Urumqi City Intermediate People's Court started hearing the case, which is still pending in court. The litigation rights of the defendant and the defense lawyer are protected by law in handling the case. The so-called report that Mr.Tiyip was sentenced to death with a reprieve is an absolute slander out of ulterior motives.
China has replied to the Special Procedures with detailed facts, who were briefed on several occasions measures taken by China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to combat terrorism and extremism and safeguard the human rights of people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang and the positive results of these measures. Regrettably, the relevant Special Procedure mandate holders were not serious about the authoritative information provided by the Chinese government and instead chose to adopt unverified information and even apparently fake news to make groundless accusations against China. While proclaiming themselves as advocates for "rule of law", they made irresponsible comments on the judicial cases of the States. This is a typical "double standards", which only undermines gravely the credibility of the relevant mandate holders.
China urges the relevant Special Procedure mandate holders to abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, perform their duties impartially and objectively in accordance with the mandates of the Human Rights Council and the Code of Conduct of the Special Procedures, and stop interfering in other countries' internal affairs and judicial sovereignty.