September 29, 2022

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US bans Chinese government officials from entering the country to crack down on minorities |  The world

US bans Chinese government officials from entering the country to crack down on minorities | The world

You To us Government officials were barred from entering China Uighurs are victims of genocide, according to the Americans – for their participation in the persecution of ethnic or religious minorities, especially Muslim Uighurs.

In that statement, US diplomat Anthony Blingen announced the imposition of visa restrictions on People’s Republican officials. China He is suspected of being responsible or complicit in policies or activities aimed at repressing religious or spiritual leaders, members of ethnic minority groups, dissidents, human rights defenders, journalists, trade unionists, civil society activists and peaceful protesters. China Or abroad.

A photo taken on April 21, 2021 shows smoke and steam rising from the towers of a coal-fired Urumqi thermal power plant in Urumqi, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China. – Photo: Mark Schiffelbeen / AB

The U.S. government has not commented on the number of victims, their identities or rankings. The note did not elaborate on what prompted the repressive measures.

President Joe Biden is trying to pressure Beijing to use its influence Russia To end the invasion of Ukraine, or at least avoid supporting the Russian government.

Attempts are being made to “harass, intimidate, monitor and abduct people of Chinese ethnic or religious minorities, including asylum seekers abroad and US citizens who are protecting these vulnerable people,” Blingen said in a statement.

The foreign minister called on the Chinese government to stop “trying to pacify American Uighur activists” by denying them permission to leave the country, relatives of U.S. Uighur activists. China.

Government China Denies the allegations.

Accusers say the minority Chinese are being sent to political re-education camps – more than a million Uighur Muslim minorities living in the northwestern country of Xinjiang, who are said to have been sent to these camps. To work compulsorily ..

“We call on the Chinese government to take a stand against its genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, its repressive policies in Tibet, fundamental freedoms and human rights abuses in Hong Kong, and especially violations of religious freedom,” Blingen concluded.

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