Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:17 PM

US Mulling Sanctions on China Over Alleged Imprisonment of Muslims - State Dept

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is considering targeted sanctions over human rights violations against Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province, Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said during a press briefing on Thursday.

"We will continue to call on China to end these policies and to free these people who have been arbitrarily detained We are committed to promoting accountability for those who are committing these violations and we are considering targeted sanctions as well, targeted measures as well", Palladino told reporters.

The spokesman added that the United States continues to call on the United Nations and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to make this issue a priority.

China has reportedly detained up to 1 million Turkic Muslims across Xinjiang for "political education".

Moreover, Uyghurs, China's Muslim minority living predominantly in the country's northwest, reportedly face mass detentions, identity checks and biometric data collection under the pretext of police fighting terrorism due to their ethnic history of independence movements and resistance.



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