America imposed new sanctions on China

America imposed new sanctions on China

On International Human Rights Day, America takes action against many states, especially China. At the center of criticism: dealing with the Muslim Uighur minority.

NS America There are new sanctions against China, North Korea And myanmar imposed. The US Treasury Department announced Friday that two prominent politicians and a company in the Chinese province of Xinjiang have been punished for human rights abuses.

They are directed against the autonomous region’s governor, Erken Tuniaz, and his predecessor Shohrat Zakir, as well as the company SenseTime Group, whose facial recognition software is used by police in Xinjiang.

Uighurs are being persecuted

During the tenure of Zakir and Tuniyazhou in Xinjiang there were more than a million Uighurs And members of other Muslim minorities have been arrested, the Treasury Department said. Chinese authorities aim to “create a police state in the Xinjiang region through arrests and data-driven surveillance.”

Zakir led the autonomous region from 2018 to 2021 and was then replaced by Tuniaz, who had been deputy governor since 2008.

According to human rights organizations, Uighurs and other Muslims are being forced to give up their religion, culture and language, and in some cases physically abused, in detention camps in Xinjiang. The Chinese government speaks of “educational centers” that work to fight Islamic fundamentalism.

Penalty against North Korean animation studio

on the occasion of international day human right The US also issued sanctions against North Korean animation studio SEK and companies and individuals associated with the company. The US accused the animation studio of violating sanctions on Disney productions such as “Pocahontas” and “The Lion King”. North Korea’s Defense Minister Ri Yong Gil was also subject to US sanctions.

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In addition US punitive measures were directed against four regional government officials in Myanmar. He is accused of participating in the “brutal repression” of protests in the Southeast Asian country following the coup in February.

The US State Department also announced sanctions against twelve government officials from China, Uganda, Belarus, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Mexico. He was accused of “serious human rights violations”.

“We are committed to placing human rights at the center of our foreign policy,” the US Secretary of State said. Antony Blink, Its purpose is to draw attention to human rights violations and to hold those responsible.

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