Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

Congress Urges Trump to Sanction China for Muslim Persecution

A bipartisan group of 17 members of Congress reportedly sent a letter Wednesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting that they impose sanctions on China in response to the mass arrest and detention of Muslims in western Xinjiang province, where they are subject to torture in “political re-education camps.”

A Muslim ethnic Uighur woman begs with her baby on a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region on July 2, 2010 ahead of the first anniversary of bloody violence that erupted between the region's Uighurs and members of China's majority Han ethnicity. The government says nearly 200 people …