U.S., allies sanction Chinese officials over Uyghur genocide
UPDATED 1:08 PM PT – Monday, March 22, 2021
The United States and it’s allies across Europe have slapped sanctions on Chinese officials connected to the Uyghur Muslim genocide. On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department, the EU, the U.K. and Canada imposed sanctions on two officials for working on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the Xinjiang region.
The sanctions cited human rights abuses against ethnic minorities as well as reports of torture and “political reeducation.” The American sanctions block all properties, interests and prohibits all transactions with entities affiliated with the two Chinese officials that were sanctioned.
“Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned two current Chinese government officials in connection with serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.” pic.twitter.com/MVg2csTN9s
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) March 22, 2021
Meanwhile, the European Union’s sanctions target two more officials of the communist regime.