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U.S., allies sanction Chinese officials over Uyghur genocide

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a media conference after a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, March 22, 2021. The European Union imposed Monday sanctions on four Chinese officials accused of responsibility for abuses against Uyghur Muslims, provoking swift retaliation from Beijing. (Aris Oikonomou, Pool via AP)

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a media conference after a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, March 22, 2021. The European Union imposed Monday sanctions on four Chinese officials accused of responsibility for abuses against Uyghur Muslims, provoking swift retaliation from Beijing. (Aris Oikonomou, Pool via AP)

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a media conference after a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, March 22, 2021. The European Union imposed Monday sanctions on four Chinese officials accused of responsibility for abuses against Uyghur Muslims, provoking swift retaliation from Beijing. (Aris Oikonomou, Pool via AP)

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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.

Meanwhile, the European Union’s sanctions target two more officials of the communist regime.

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