Human Rights & Democracy

July 1, 2020: Call Trump Out on Facilitation of China’s Concentration Camps for Uyghurs

Posted on July 01, 2020 at 12:00 AM

John Bolton’s revelations include President Trump telling Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a 2019 G20 meeting in Osaka, that he supported Xi’s building concentration camps for the Uyghur ethnic group. Now that Bolton’s book with that revelation is coming out, Trump has rushed to call for sanctions in the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 he signed June 17. His action—and change in his policy—is obviously to create public amnesia about the murderous cruelty that his friendships with dictators encourages.

The House and Senate approved the Act in May. It directs Trump to identify and sanction individuals responsible for abuses of minority groups. That is a laudable goal, but President Trump is a top suspect. Please let your members of Congress know that you support an investigation of President Trump’s support of this human rights disgrace.

You can reach your Member of Congress by calling the Capital Switchboard at 202-224-2131.

— Elizabeth Spiro Clark, Chair, Human Rights and Democracy Task Force

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