The US imposed sanctions against China for the oppression of the Muslim minority Uighurs

The US President Donald trump has signed a law which provides for sanctions against the Chinese authorities because of the violation of the rights of Uighurs – Muslim minority in China. The bill published on the portal of legal information of the United States.

Under the sanctions fall the individuals and organizations that are responsible for the oppression of the Uighurs. In respect thereof provided for the freezing of assets and visa restrictions.

The bill requires reports to the U.S. Congress about human rights violations in the Xinjiang Autonomous region, populated by Uighurs.

The Uighurs – a Turkic-speaking nation, the vast majority of its representatives live in Xinjiang province in Western China. By religion, the Uighurs are Sunni Muslims. Their number in China is about 10 million According to estimates by human rights organizations, more than 3 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are in the so-called re-education campswhere they are forced to abandon their religion, culture and language.

China has denied any oppression of Uighurs, saying that the camp to which you are sending the representatives of this nationality, the right to vocational training of citizens.

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