The British authorities introduced Friday its full help for parliamentarians and different residents of Britain sanctioned by China for elevating their voices in protection of the Uyghur Muslim minority within the Asian nation.
“The MPs [Members of Parliament] and different British residents sanctioned by China right this moment are performing a significant position shining a lightweight on the gross human rights violations being perpetrated towards Uyghur Muslims,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned in a tweet.
“Freedom to talk out in opposition to abuse is prime and I stand firmly with them,” Johnson mentioned.
China is imposing sanctions towards 9 Britons and 4 British entities, elevating allegations that that they had “maliciously unfold lies and disinformation” over Beijing’s remedy of Uyghurs.
Additionally, British International Secretary Dominic Raab and Justice Minister Robert Buckland strongly condemned China’s transfer.
“Whereas the UK joins the worldwide neighborhood to sanction human rights abuses, Chinese language govt sanctions its critics. If Beijing need to credibly rebut claims of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, it ought to give @UNHumanRights entry to confirm information,” Raab tweeted.
“We strongly deprecate the assertion of the Chinese language International Ministry” imposing sanctions on British residents and entities, together with a British legislation agency that has taken up Uyghur rights causes, Buckland mentioned.
The European Union, Britain, america, and Canada have sanctioned a number of members of Xinjiang’s political and financial energy elite this week over allegations of widespread human proper abuses there.