Uighurs: China bans UK MPs after abuse sanctions

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Source: BBC

China has imposed sanctions on nine UK citizens – including five MPs – for spreading what it called “lies and disinformation” about the country.

The group are among the most vocal critics of China in the UK.

It comes in retaliation for measures taken by the UK government on Monday over human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority group.

Boris Johnson said those sanctioned were “shining a light” on “gross human rights violations”.

“Freedom to speak out in opposition to abuse is fundamental and I stand firmly with them,” the prime minister said in a tweet.

The foreign secretary said if Beijing wanted to “credibly rebut” the claims it should allow UN access to Xinjiang.

Those targeted by China include former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith, two peers, a lawyer and an academic.

Sir Iain said he would wear the sanctions “as a badge of honour”.

The response by China follows similar sanctions imposed on the European Union, which was part of the co-ordinated action on Monday, along with the UK, the US and Canada.

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3 replies

  1. As expected from China. Instead of thinking about the condition of Uighurs CCP is attacking back. But now the whole world is getting united against this threat because CCP is erasing peace and stability from the world. The UN should also wake up now and should take strict action against CCP.

  2. ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey raised the issue of Uighur Muslims during talks with China’s foreign minister in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, as hundreds of Uighurs protested against the treatment of their ethnic kin in China.

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Cavusoglu and later President Tayyip Erdogan, as around 1,000 protesters gathered in Istanbul, chanting “Dictator China” and “Stop Uighur Genocide, Close the Camps”. Some waved blue-and-white flags of the independence movement of East Turkestan, the name by which the movement refers to Xinjiang.

    “We are here to ask about our families. Why can’t we get in touch with our families? Are they dead or alive? Where are they? Are they at camps or outside?” said Imam Hasan Ozturk, a Uighur protester.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-china/turkey-raises-uighur-issue-with-chinese-minister-amid-protests-idUSKBN2BH1EW?il=0&utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=9fbb513fcb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_03_26_01_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-9fbb513fcb-400098637

  3. What are true facts of regions? If Uighurs are indeed suffering, then why Muslim world is silent? Why Turkey has never raised voice for Turk brothers?

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