China bans UK politicians to retaliate human rights sanctions

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The move comes days after Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had announced sanctions against Chinese officials and organisation under the UK's Global Human Rights sanctions regime for systemic violations against Uyghur Muslims and other minorities.
China has imposed sanctions on British politicians and organisations as a tit-for-tat retaliation over the UK government's sanctions against Chinese officials for alleged human rights violations against its Uyghur minorities in Xinjiang province.

Members of Parliament (MPs) including former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith and Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Tom Tugendhat, Pakistani-origin Nusrat Ghani, Tim Loughton and House of Lords peers Baroness Kennedy and Lord Alton all members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China are named on the Chinese foreign ministry's ban.

Four organisations -- including the China Research Group of MPs and Essex Court Chambers, which published a legal opinion describing China''s actions in Xinjiang as genocide -- are also listed in the sanctions.

The other groups on the list are Conservative Party Human Rights Commission and the Uighur Tribunal.

Read: EU slaps sanctions on 4 Chinese officials over Uyghur abuses

The move comes days after Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had announced sanctions against Chinese officials and organisation under the UK''s Global Human Rights sanctions regime for systemic violations against Uyghur Muslims and other minorities.

"It speaks volumes that, while the UK joins the international community in sanctioning those responsible…
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