US announces VISA ban on all Chinese officials for opressing Uighur Muslims

US announces VISA ban on all Chinese officials for opressing Uighur Muslims

US has announced VISA ban on all Chinese officials due to Chinese government behaviour towards Uighurs Muslims in Xinjiang.

Spokesperson of U.S. Department of State, Morgan Ortagus said, “Beijing must immediately end its campaign of repression against Uighurs and other members of Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang. This week, we announced visa restrictions on Chinese officials responsible for or complicit in these abuses.”

U.S. Department of State secretary, Mike Pompeo said, “China has forcibly detained over one million Muslims in a brutal, systematic campaign to erase religion and culture in Xinjiang. China must end its draconian surveillance and repression, release all those arbitrarily detained, and cease its coercion of Chinese Muslims abroad.”

Mike Pompeo further stated on 9 October, “Today, I am announcing visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uighurs, Kazakhs, or other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang.”

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