US and UK leaders discuss Harry Dunn’s death; Peru’s presidential campaign
The leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom discussed the tragic death of Harry Dunn. Meanwhile, the Peruvian presidential election is taking place on the wire. And an Amnesty International report criticizes China for its treatment of Muslim Uyghurs and other minorities. Ramy Inocencio joins “CBSN AM” from Hong Kong with titles from around the world.
ANNE-MARIE GREEN: The leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom discuss the tragic death of Harry Dunn. Meanwhile, the Peruvian presidential election is taking place on the wire. Ramy Inocencio is in Hong Kong following these stories and other international headlines today. Ramy, hello.
RAMY INOCENCIO: And good evening to you on this side of the planet, Anne-Marie. That’s right. The US and UK have long touted this “special relationship”, haven’t they? And now they are putting it to the test. And it is a problem both sensitive and sad between the two countries which has been simmering for almost two years.
Today at the G7, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden said they are “working together” to determine whether American Anne Sacoolas should stand trial for the death of British citizen Harry Dunn. Today the 19-year-old died almost two years ago in the UK after Miss Sacoolas drove her car on the wrong side of the road and then hit her motorbike.
Now she has claimed diplomatic immunity and then returned to the United States. The UK, however, tried to extradite him. But then President Trump rejected the request. Mr Johnson said Mr Biden was “extremely sympathetic”. Towards South America now, where Peru still does not know who will be its next president. Left-wing populist Pedro Castillio currently holds 50.2% of the vote. Right winger Keiko Fujimori has 49.8.
Now his last name might ring a bell for some. His father, Alberto Fujimori, was president from 1990 to 2000. His tenure was notorious for corruption and human rights abuses. And her daughter Keiko herself has been under investigation for corruption since 2018. In China, the Communist Party is committing “crimes against humanity”. It is against Muslim Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang.
This is from a new 160-page report released by the human rights group Amnesty International. It includes testimonies of people subjected to random detentions, mass imprisonments, torture and internment camps for around one million people since 2017. Amnesty General Secretary said that “the Chinese authorities have created a dystopian hellish landscape on a staggering scale ”.
ANNE-MARIE GREEN: Ramy, thank you.