July 10 2020 9:44am

U.S. impose sanctions on senior Chinese official over alleged Uighur rights abuse

The U.S. on Thursday slapped sanctions on the highest ranking Chinese official it has ever targeted over alleged human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China. Xinjiang’s Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo is considered the senior official responsible for the security crackdown in Xinjiang, where United Nations experts and activists estimate more than a million Uighur Muslims have been detained in camps.

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