The US sanctioned a former Chinese official in the province of Sichuan for violations of human rights and religious freedom.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has indicated that the country "is committed to promoting the accountability of those responsible for such abuses."
On Wednesday, the United States approved the arbitrary detention of a former Chinese official from Sichuan Province, particularly Falun Gong, for serious human rights violations. ۔
As part of the State Department's publication and presentation of the 2020 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom to the US Congress, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has indicated that the country is "accountable for those responsible for such abuses." Is committed to promoting.
For this reason, he has appointed a former director of the so-called Central Leadership Group for the Prevention and Treatment of Hereditary Religions in Chengdu Province, Sichuan Province.
The ban on Yu Hui and his family members, who are not yet eligible to enter the United States, is due to their involvement in serious human rights abuses, namely, to the followers of Falun Gong. Due to spiritual beliefs, according to a statement from the department.
In addition, Blinken stressed that he would continue to consider all appropriate tools to promote accountability for those responsible for human rights abuses and violations in China and elsewhere.
This annual report on religious freedom provides a detailed and factual account of the state of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories and includes documentation of violations and abuses by governments, non-state actors, and individuals.
Falun Gong is a Chinese spiritual practice that involves a mixture of Buddhist and Taoist beliefs. To prepare, it gathers hundreds of people in Chinese parks and squares. It combines the teachings of ethics with a way of breathing and meditation - qigong exercises.
On the other hand, US President Joe Biden considered this Wednesday that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has the right to defend itself against attacks by Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
The president made the remarks in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He expressed the wish that the violence would end sooner rather than later.
I talked to Bibi Netanyahu a while ago. I assume and hope that this will end earlier rather than later. Nevertheless, Israel has the right to defend itself when you fire thousands of rockets into your territory," he told reporters.
Biden expressed his belief that Jerusalem, a city of great importance to believers around the world, should be a place of peace. He announced on the Prime Minister to attend countries in the region, including Egypt, Jordan, and Qatar. In addition to the Palestinian Authority, the White House said in a statement.