: :inin Kyiv (EET)

UK/EU: Investigate, Sanction Visiting Xinjiang Official

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The perimeter wall of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China’s Xinjiang region, April 23, 2021.
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(London) – The UK government and European Union should investigate and appropriately sanction rather than meet with a visiting top Chinese official from Xinjiang, where crimes against humanity against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims are rampant, Human Rights Watch said today.

Erkin Tuniyaz, the Chinese Communist Party deputy secretary in Xinjiang and chairman of the Xinjiang government, is slated to meet with UK officials in London next week and European Union officials in Brussels on February 21. The United States in December 2021 sanctioned Tuniyaz for his …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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