The US State Departments professed strong outrage on the human rights violation in China, claiming the kind of exploitation it had imposed on its Muslim minorities had unseen “since the 1930s”.
US State Secretary Mike Pompeo pointed out abuses in Iran, Nicaragua, South Sudan and also China in the annual “ Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” of the department and told that China was “ in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations.”
The head of the human rights and democracy bureau of State Department, Michael Kozak told, “ For me, you haven’t seen things like this since the 1930s”, citing the abuses of the Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region of China.
Michael Kozak told, “ Rounding up, in some estimations … in the millions of people, putting them into camps, and torturing them, abusing them, and trying to basically erase their culture and their religion and so on from their DNA. It’s just remarkably awful.”
He added, “It is one of the most serious human rights violations in the world today ”. While Kozak did not detail on his comment about the 1930s, he was allegedly citing to the policies of tormenting in Hitler’s Germany and Soviet Union of Stalin.
China had declined about camps at the starting according to Kozak and he added the explanation presented by China that those were instituted for optional labor training but the statement “does not match the facts ”.
He said, “ But at least we’re starting to make them realize there is a lot of international scrutiny on this”. The Chinese embassy in Washington did not respond to the behest for comment on the report, which emerges at the time closely-probed trade negotiations between the United States and China targeted at settling a tit-for-tat tariffs controversy.
The Governor of Xinjiang Shohrat Zakir claimed that China was running boarding schools and those should not be presented as concentration camps, in the far western region of the country like the US ambassador for religious freedom claimed the situation there is “ completely unacceptable and said sanctions against Chinese officials under the Global Magnitsky Act remained a “possibility.”