On June 17, 2020, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act became law of the land as President Trump signed the historic bill on China’s human rights abuses against the Uyghur Muslim population.
Justice For All and our Save Uyghur Campaign welcomes this news with applause and prayers. We congratulate the Uyghur community around the world on this historic bill as well as all ethnic minorities who have been crushed by the Chinese Communist Party. We applaud allies and advocates and our partners at the Uyghur Human Rights Project.
The bill gives the President 180 days to submit a report to Congress identifying Chinese officials and any other individuals who are responsible for carrying out torture; prolonged detention without charges and a trial; abduction; cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of Muslim minority groups; and other denials of the “right to life, liberty, or the security” of people in East Turkestan. The individuals identified in the report would then be subject to sanctions, including asset blocking, visa revocation, and ineligibility for entry into the United States.
The Uyghur Human Right Policy Act will impose sanctions on Chen Quanguo, the top Communist Party official in Xinjiang (East Turkestan) and mandate that the director of national intelligence produce a list of Chinese companies involved in the construction and operation of the camps.
The legislation will protect Uyghurs in the United States.
The bill directs the U.S. government to impose financial sanctions and visa bans against Chinese government officials responsible for the persecution of Muslims and protects Uyghurs from Chinese government intimidation and harassment on American soil.
Justice for All Save Uyghur Campaign calls on Senate and House to urgently pass the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.
See: Press Release