mandag 21. mars 2022

China Again Sanctioned by U.S. Over Human Rights Abuses, Harassment

The U.S. State Department announced Monday a round of sanctions against Chinese officials involved in the repression of religious and ethnic minority groups. The measures target those "believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, policies or actions aimed at repressing ethnic and religious minority groups, including those who seek safety abroad, and U.S. citizens, who speak out on behalf of these vulnerable populations," according to a department statement.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the sanctioned individuals "perpetrators of human rights abuses" in a tweeted statement.