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26 Mar 2021

Nine UK citizens sanctioned by China for speaking out about Uighur human rights abuses

Correspondent

Nine UK citizens, including five MPs, who’ve been sanctioned by China after accusing them of human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslims say they’ll “redouble” their campaigning on the issue.

The Foreign Office summoned China’s ambassador to the UK – describing the move as “unacceptable”. One of the MPs on the list, former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith said it was the duty of elected people to speak for those with no voice – calling the sanctions a “badge of honour”.