Geneva: The United Nations said that it wants proof of the Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai whereabouts, on Friday. Shuai has been missing soon after she made sexual assault allegations against a former vice-premier of China.
The UN Human Rights Office demanded a fully-transparent probe into the former tennis star’s claims against Zhang Gaoli.
“It would be important to have proof of her whereabouts and well-being and we would urge that there be an investigation with full transparency into her allegations of sexual assault,” spokeswoman for UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s office, Liz Throssell was quoted as saying in Geneva by news agency AFP.
“According to available information, Peng, a former world doubles number one, hasn’t been heard from publically since she alleged on social media that she had been sexually assaulted,” she said.
“We would stress that it’s important to know where she is and her state, know about her well-being.
“We think it would be important that there’s an investigation into her allegations,” Throssell said.
former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion Shuai alleged on the Chinese social media site Weibo earlier in the month that former vice-premier Zhang had “forced” her into sex during a long-term on-off relationship.