The United Nations has added to a chorus of calls from the tennis world to investigate allegations of missing Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai’s safety and allegations of sexual assault by a powerful government official.
Peng’s Evidence”location and well being“It’s important to see the world,” Liz Throsel, spokeswoman for the United Nations Human Rights Office, told reporters in Geneva on Friday.
The United Nations is urging officials to launch a transparent investigation into Peng’s allegations, Throsel said, adding that it is “really important”. ensure accountabilityTo ensure justice for the victims.”
Women’s Tennis Federation ready to move its events out of China – risk losing as much as $1 billion – If the country does not investigate Peng’s allegations and provide evidence of his well being, WTA President and CEO Steve Simon told CNN late Thursday, Peng’s position is “bigger than business,
On Friday, China again denied being aware of any controversy surrounding Peng, his allegations or his disappearance, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian telling reporters that the matter “is not a diplomatic question and I am not aware of the situation,” according to the Associated Press.