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U.S., allies to impose sanctions on China for human rights violation against Uyghur Muslims, report

The EU on Monday reportedly approved sanctions against four Chinese officials involved in the internment of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs.

Updated: March 23, 2021 - 1:12pm

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The U.S., Canada, Britain, and the European Union are set Monday to announce sanctions on China over human rights violations against its Uyghur Muslims population, according to a news report.

The possible sanctions were reported by Politico, base upon what the news website said was information from two people familiar with the issue.

The sanctions are expected to include economic ones on individuals alleged to be involved with the mistreatment of the Muslims in the Xinjiang region of China.

The website says a U.S. government official and another person familiar with the issue confirmed the plans.

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