China has imposed sanctions on two Americans who condemned US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen’s conduct of Beijing’s Uyghurs on Saturday as “unsubstantiated”. In his view, this draws more attention to the “genocide” in Xinjiang.
In response to the sanctions imposed by the two North American countries this week on Beijing’s treatment of Uyghur minorities, China announced sanctions against two members of the U.S. International Religious Freedom Commission, a Canadian and human rights organization.
Blingen said in a statement that Beijing ‘s efforts to intimidate and silence those who speak out for human rights and fundamental freedoms would increase international criticism of the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang.
Uyghurs are being held in camps in Xinjiang
Human rights groups say at least one million Uyghurs and other, mostly Muslim groups are being held in camps in China’s Xinjiang region. They accuse the authorities of forcibly sterilizing women and using forced labor.
The European Union, Britain, Canada and the United States have imposed sanctions on political and economic figures in Xinjiang. Beijing came next Sanctions Against individuals in the European Union and Great Britain.
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