Canada has imposed sanctions on four Chinese citizens and one organization in connection with human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the PRC. This is reported by the Canadian Foreign Ministry.
The department clarifies that these measures are being taken in coordination with the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.
Earlier it became known that the European Union imposed sanctions on the PRC in connection with the alleged human rights problem in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the PRC. In response, the Chinese authorities imposed sanctions against 10 parliamentarians, academics, politicians, and four EU legal entities for interfering in the internal affairs of Xinjiang.
According to TOPNEWS, at the end of August 2018, experts from the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reported that up to 1 million ethnic Uyghurs may be in “re-education camps” in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The Chinese Foreign Ministry replied that the information about the detention of the Uighurs in “re-education camps” is not true.