On March 22, the European Union adopted child The first “targeted sanctions” against China for human rights violations resulting from the violent persecution of Turkish-speaking Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang Autonomous Region (located in the far west of China).
The sanctions include freezing assets and banning travel to the EU border for four Chinese officials, but not leaving the Communist Party secretary in the region, considered the chief architect of the campaign. oppression of the Uighurs. Beijing responded with sanctions against four entities and 10 people, all of whom have been at the forefront of the Xinjiang issue, including 5 MEPs. Reinhard Bütikofer, Michael Gahler, Raphael Glucksmann, Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Miriam Lexmann.
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