US Senate passes Uygur Human Rights Policy Act calling for sanctions on Chinese officials over Xinjiang camps

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

Nectar Gan  
Published: 10:00pm, 12 Sep, 2019

The United States Senate has passed a bipartisan bill urging the government to take action to counter China’s crackdown on Muslims and other minorities in its far western region of Xinjiang.

The Uygur Human Rights Policy Act, which passed on Wednesday, appeals for the Trump administration to consider human rights sanctions against Chinese officials and prohibit the export of US goods and services to state agents operating in Xinjiang.

It also calls on US President Donald Trump to condemn the abuses and urges Chinese President Xi Jinping to immediately close the massive network of internment camps.

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