Rubio, Menendez Applaud House Passage of Senate Uyghur Bill



DEC 03 2019 2019年12月3号

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statements after the House of Representatives approved an amended version of their bipartisan Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act (S.178). The bill is an important step in countering the totalitarian Chinese government’s widespread and horrific human rights abuses in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, including the mass internment of more than one million Uyghurs and other predominantly ethnic Turkic Muslims, as well as Beijing’s intimidation and threats against U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents on American soil.


“The Chinese Government and Communist Party is working to systematically wipe out the ethnic and cultural identities of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. Today, Congress took another important step to hold Chinese officials accountable for egregious and ongoing human rights abuses committed against the Uyghurs,” Rubio said. “I applaud the House for taking swift action and passing an amended version of my bill and I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to get it passed and sent to the President for enactment.”


“Today’s passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act is a recognition that the U.S. government cannot afford to stand idly by as millions of Uyghur Muslims continue to be unjustly imprisoned, subjected to a mass surveillance state, and forced into labor camps by an autocratic regime,” Ranking Member Menendez said. “With this legislation, Congress is taking the necessary and long overdue steps to hold accountable officials in the Chinese government and Communist Party responsible for gross violations of human rights and possible crimes against humanity. Uyghurs deserve justice for the barbaric and abhorrent acts they have been forced to endure, and I am committed to working with my colleagues to get a final bill on the president’s desk as quickly as we can.”

高级成员梅南德斯说:“今天通过的《维吾尔人权政策法》承认,美国政府不能袖手旁观,因为数以百万计的维吾尔族穆斯林继续遭到不公正的监禁,处于大规模监视状态,并被专制政权强行关进劳改营。” “通过这项立法,国会正在采取必要和早该采取的步骤,追究中国政府和共产党官员对严重侵犯人权和可能危害人类罪的责任。维吾尔人被迫忍受野蛮和可憎的行为,理应得到公正的对待,我致力于与我的同事们合作,尽快在总统办公桌上提出最终法案。”

Translating 翻译: 一线战士


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