The UN said it wants to know where is the Chinese tennis champion Peng Shuai, who disappeared from the public sphere two weeks ago after denouncing that she had been the victim of sexual abuse by a former president of her country.
“We emphasize that it is important to know where you are and what your health status is,” said the spokeswoman for the UN Human Rights Office, Liz Throssell, when asked about this case.
He recalled that the whereabouts of the athlete are unknown since she made those allegations against the politician Zhang Gaoli, who was vice president between 2012 and 2017.
Throssell noted that in addition to Peng reappearing, it will be important to “investigate his allegations.”
Peng led the world doubles rankings in 2012 and won at Wimbledon and Roland Garros, taking her to the pinnacle of tennis in her country.
The Women’s Tennis Association has expressed its concern for the player’s safety, especially after the CGTN state television presented an alleged letter from the tennis player denying that she was missing, stating that she is only resting at home and that the accusations of sexual abuse are not true.
Earlier this month, Peng, 35, currently world number 189, claimed through her Weibo social network profile that Zhang, 75, had raped her, in a post that disappeared from the internet twenty minutes later. .