After sanction on Trump's officials, China faces backlashes over crackdown on freedom of faith

After sanction on Trump's officials, China faces backlashes over crackdown on freedom of faith

- China has come under fire over the alleged persecution of some people of faith in Xinjiang

-Irish religious leaders and clerics said the Asian country is denying Uyghurs Muslims their right to a religious association

- The condemnation is coming barely two months after the Chinese authority slammed a sanction on some officials of Donald Trump government

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Controversy has continued to trail the alleged maltreatment of the Uyghurs Muslims in Xinjiang province by the government of China.

In a fresh allegation, top Irish religious leaders have condemned the Chinese government over what it termed the unfair treatment of the Muslims.

In a statement, the religious leaders argued that the Muslim community is being incarcerated in prison camps facing starvation, torture, sexual violence, slave labour, among other punishment, Business world reports.

After sanction on Trump's officials, China faces backlashes over crackdown on freedom of faith
China is facing global backlashes over a crackdown on freedom of faith in Xinjiang. Credit: John Parker
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They maintained that they will "stand with" the Muslim amid efforts by the Chinese government to crack down on their freedom of religion or belief.

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“There is a simple call for justice, to investigate these crimes, hold those responsible to account and establish a path towards the restoration of human dignity,” the religious leaders said.

Meanwhile, reported that the Joe Biden administration has described as "unproductive and cynical" the decision by China to sanction some officials of the last Donald Trump-led administration.

The White House also labelled the sanction as one capable of sowing the seed of rancour and further straining the relationship between the US and the Asian country.

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Emily Horne, a national security council spokeswoman said in a statement on Wednesday, January 20, that China's decision which was announced when a new president was taking an oath of office is untimely.

China, in a statement by its foreign ministry department, had slammed a sanction on 28 officials in Trump administration with notable figures including former U.S. secretary of state Michael Pompeo, former national security adviser Robert O’Brien topping the list.

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