New U.N. rights boss says in talks with China on Tibet visit

October 16, 2014 3:08 PM

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New U.N. rights boss says in talks with China on Tibet visit

GENEVA (Reuters) - The new United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday at his first media briefing in the job that he wanted to visit Tibet and was talking to Chinese authorities about a trip there.

More than 120 Tibetans, including many monks, have set themselves on fire since 2009 to protest against Beijing's rule, which activists say tramples on religious freedom and culture.

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