The U.S. human rights report says China is “treating” the genocide against Uyghurs.
The U.S. has accused China of committing “genocide and crimes against humanity” in its annual human rights report, also raising concerns about Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and Venezuela.
Of the State Department 2020 Human Rights Report he arrested more than China called what he called an “authoritarian state” 1m uigurrak and other Muslims and rapes in the western Xinjiang region, including forced sterilization and forced abortions, as well as torture and forced labor.
Meanwhile, Antony Blinken was secretary of state pre-called the “genocide” repression of the Uighurs was the first time the Biden administration made an official proclamation in the language of the report.
The report came a week after the US, EU, UK and Canada coordinated impose penalties He has drawn increasing attention to Chinese officials about the situation in Xinjiang while Beijing is preparing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
“It simply came to our notice then. . . hold China or keep it down. What we are talking about is defending fundamental principles, fundamental rights and an international order based on rules, ”Blinken said in a report on Tuesday.
Beijing has denied allegations of Uyghur treatment encourage boycotts against foreign companies like H&M that have taken a stand on the use of forced labor in the region.
Tensions between Washington and Beijing have continued to rise, with President Joe Biden taking over much harder attitude to China than many experts expected.
The report also touched on the situation in Hong Kong after China decided to impose it last year national security law in the territory.
Blinken said the U.S. will use “many other tools around the world to stop abuses,” including punitive measures allowed by the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.
Major U.S. diplomats also refused to allow Washington to stop criticizing other countries over domestic problems, including “systemic racism.”
“We don’t pretend that these problems don’t exist or that we try to clean them under the rug. . . deal with them during the day, with full transparency, ”he said.
The report made no mention of it coup in Myanmar last month, but noted “extreme repression and discrimination” against the Rohingya Muslim minority, along with the country’s western Rakhine security forces, along with alleged torture and sexual violence.
Blinken said the military carried out savage crackdowns on civilians, including recently Killing more than 100 people, was “reprehensible.”
Regarding Saudi Arabia, the state department cited reports of illegal killings by Riyadh or its agents, among others. Efforts to kill Saad al-Jabri, A former senior Saudi intelligence official living in Canada.
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The report added that the Saudi government has occasionally failed to punish the maximum number of people for human rights violations, creating an “environment of impunity”.
Five government agents accused of murder Jamal Khashoggi At the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, their sentence was changed in 2018 from death to a maximum of 20 years in prison.
The report also referred to Venezuela, where the US has refused to recognize Nicolás Maduro as the country’s legal leader since early 2019.
While the extrajudicial killings and torture continued, Maduro reported in the report the regime has tightened about freedom of expression and the press and blocking signs in the “ordinary way” or closing privately owned television or radio outlets. Freedom of expression has also been “fundamentally criminalized,” the state department said.