United States ‘weighing’ China sanctions for treatment of Uighur Muslims

14 Septembre, 2018, 12:03 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Pedestrians walk past a mosque in Kashgar China

China's serial incursions into the civil rights of Muslims living in the country grabbed global headlines again on Monday after a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report unveiled further details of a massive crackdown in the Xinjiang region.

The region's indigenous Uyghurs have grown increasingly restive over Beijing's ever more intrusive monitoring of religious life and the growing migration of Han Chinese into the region, where they now make up around 40 percent of the 22- million population. "We have a lot of tools at our disposal", she said.

China foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang declined to give a detailed response to the report and said that Human Rights Watch was a group "full of prejudice" against China that distorts facts.

After months of discussions, the Trump administration is considering sanctions against China over detaining thousands of minority Muslims in internment camps.

The group said in a report that Xinjiang's Muslim population of about 13 million has been subjected to "forced political indoctrination, collective punishment, restrictions on movement and communications, heightened religious restrictions, and mass surveillance in violation of worldwide human rights law".

"The detainees in political education camps are held without any due process rights - neither charged nor put on trial - and have no access to lawyers and family", the report said.

It is estimated that in the area, one million are now detained in re-education camps where they are forced to learn Mandarin and sing the praises of the Chinese Communist Party.

New Species Discovered in the Ultra Deep
Located off the coasts of Peru and Chile, the 3,700-mile long (6,000 km) Atacama Trench bottoms out at 26,460 feet (8,065 metres). These creatures belong to an unidentified species of the Munnopsidae family and grow to be the size of an adult human hand.

On devrait tous s'inspirer de Gregory Charles!
Il était mon ami avant et il est encore mon ami après", confie aujourd'hui Gregory Charles . Est-ce que j'ai besoin d'avoir la tête de José Gaudet? "Pas du tout.

Makelele: Sarri can ‘make history’ at Chelsea
Sarri replaced Antonio Conte in the summer after a long drawn out saga over whether he would remain at Stamford Bridge or not.

Punishments for refusing to follow instructions in the camp could mean being denied food, being forced to stand for 24 hours or even solitary confinement, it said.

China, via its foreign ministry, responded dismissively to the Human Rights Watch report on Monday (transcript in Chinese, transcript in English), and rebuked the United Nations human rights chief's requests on Tuesday (transcript in Chinese, transcript in English).

Michelle Bachelet decried China's ongoing crackdown on the mostly Muslim Uighur minority in her first remarks as head of the United Nations rights watchdog in Geneva on Monday.

"My understanding is the issue has been raised very diplomatically to signal the concern ... but not cause the wrath of the Chinese government", Nargis Kassenova, director of the Central Asian Studies Center at KIMEP University in Almaty, said recently.

Astana, which shares a 1,000-kilometer border with Xinjiang, is trying to position itself as a key link in China's One Belt, One Road economic development initiative.

According to a 117-page report published over the weekend, the Chinese government conducted "mass arbitrary detention, torture and mistreatment" of Uighur Turks in the region.

Conseillé:

  • Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

    The coastal area of SC features hundreds of inlets while North Carolina has barrier islands miles away from the mainland. Storm surge is why many of you have been placed under evacuation and we are asking citizens to please heed a warning.

    "Once In A Lifetime" Hurricane Florence Weakens, Begins Lashing Eastern US

    Cooper said 108 shelters are open across the state, with more than 7,000 people already staying at them, as of Thursday afternoon. Despite pleas from officials, some residents ignored calls to evacuate.
    Tottenham goalkeeper out for 'several weeks' with thigh injury

    Tottenham goalkeeper out for 'several weeks' with thigh injury

    The Belgian defender, who was expected to leave this summer, is back in the fold, but his current deal expires in 2020. We are disappointed because we're going to miss him for this game and possibly Inter Milan but it is not a big issue'.
  • Olivia Munn thankful for support from outside 'Predator' family

    Olivia Munn thankful for support from outside 'Predator' family

    The Washington Post generally does not identify victims of sexual crimes, but Carnes said, in a statement provided to the L.A. You lose trust in everyone around you, and mainly yourself. "I am not the one who needs to carry that shame", she continued.
    Premier League - Tottenham aussi va punir Lloris

    Premier League - Tottenham aussi va punir Lloris

    Le capitaine de l'équipe de France a plaidé coupable lors de l'audience et avait tenu à s'excuser après l'incident. En Angleterre, le taux d'alcoolémie légal au volant est de 0,8 g par litre de sang, contre 0,5 g en France.
    Christina Aguilera Reacts to Cardi B & Nicki Minaj's Fight

    Christina Aguilera Reacts to Cardi B & Nicki Minaj's Fight

    We went to a hotel room where I could change and de-stress. "Next thing I know, I hear shoes were flying". 'Hey, I'm down. Had the likes of Twitter or Instagram been around, Aguilera could've easily put that scuttlebutt to rest.
  • Les Américains face à la menace de l'ouragan Florence

    Les Américains face à la menace de l'ouragan Florence

    Quelque 2.800 membres de la Garde nationale ont été réquisitionnés en Caroline du Nord . "Ça va être méchant". Environ 1,7 million de personnes ont donc été sommées de se mettre à l'abri, loin du littoral.
    Tension après un coup de fil de Macron au Sénat — Affaire Benalla

    Tension après un coup de fil de Macron au Sénat — Affaire Benalla

    Ainsi, avertit-il dans son communiqué, "je ne pourrai répondre à aucune question concernant les faits dont la justice est saisie". L'appel a été passé ce mardi, à la vieille de la reprise de la commission d'enquête chargée de l'affaire Benalla , révèleL'Obs .
    Storm sweep Mystics, win third WNBA title

    Storm sweep Mystics, win third WNBA title

    From there they made it pretty easy". "I'm not even thinking about retiring", she said Wednesday. Stewart dropped 17 points in the first half, too, going a ideal 4-of-4 from behind the arc.
  • People travel to northeast OH  in effort to escape Hurricane Florence

    People travel to northeast OH in effort to escape Hurricane Florence

    They are heeding the warnings to get out of the Carolinas before the storm hits. For 62 years, Robert Faircloth has lived in Wilmington, North Carolina.
    'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Is Barreling Toward the Carolinas

    'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Is Barreling Toward the Carolinas

    And the more it hovers just off shore - a distinct possibility - the more potentially deadly storm surge it pushes on-shore. Duke Energy Corp expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas.
    Turkey urges global support for cease-fire in Syria's Idlib

    Turkey urges global support for cease-fire in Syria's Idlib

    Erdogan urged the global community to take action or face "security risks for Turkey, the rest of Europe and beyond". Turkey is concerned that HTS could seek to use civilians as human shields and prevent them from reaching Afrin.


Populaire

Emiratis in United States warned as Hurricane Florence approaches east coast
On its current track, Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas and Virginia the hardest, the NHC said. We're ready, we're able". "If you are in one of the evacuation zones, you need to leave now".

Il fonce sur la foule avec sa voiture, un attentat — Nîmes
La police judiciaire a longuement examiné le secteur et a déjà entendu de nombreux témoins pour comprendre ce qui s'est produit. Elles ont été touchées au niveau des membres inférieurs et hospitalisées et leur pronostic vital n'a pas été engagé.

Blasts near girls' schools in Afghanistan kill teen
A suicide bomber approached the crowded tent where the protesters had gathered and detonated his explosive vest, Mr. Khogyani acknowledged.ImageRescue staff in Nangarhar on Tuesday.

PSG, Jordan unveil collection for Champions League
Even Brazilian superstar Neymar became the first soccer athlete to have a Jordan collection of soccer cleats. It is a huge responsibility to carry Jordan's name on a shirt and we look forward to an excellent season.

Chance for tropical development in the Gulf up to 70 percent
If Invest 95L becomes a tropical storm or hurricane, the next name on the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane names list is Tropical Storm Joyce or Hurricane Joyce.

NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the impact of the storm would be widespread, hitting the coast early Friday morning. One simply added: 'Your Florence hurricane forecast looks like a giant penis and testicles. "Don't play games with it.

Researcher who tracks whales declares orca dead
Coast Guard helicopter, 10 vessels, whale watch crews and other resources on both sides of the border were involved in the search. The whales are in such bad shape that experts prepared last-ditch efforts to save the emaciated 4-year-old known as J50.

USA identifies two sets of Korean War remains: Mattis
The Pentagon has said it is considering the possibility of sending personnel to North Korea to search for more remains. However, the sets of bones from the two soon-to-be-identified troops are far more complete.

Hurricane Florence likely to affect southeast U.S. energy infrastructure
The storm is expected to linger, dumping several centimeters of rain in affected areas and causing widespread destruction. Forecasters anxious the storm's damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast.

Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris
The staff, the club, the fans, us, and he said "Any decision that you take gaffer, or the club, I think is fair". "Now I need to pay like a man".