China: Uighurs

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

If he will extend the list of people designated for Magnitsky sanctions to include senior Chinese Communist Party officials responsible for human rights violations against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

On the 6th of July, the UK Government established the Global Human Rights sanctions regime by laying regulations in Parliament under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018.

It is not appropriate to speculate who may be designated in the future, as this may reduce the impact of sanctions.

We will keep all evidence and potential listings under close review.

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