ANKARA

The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed a bill calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority.

The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act easily passed the House, 407-1, with the only nay vote coming from Thomas Massie, a Republican congressman from the state of Kentucky.

The bill, a stronger version of one passed by the Senate in September, aims “to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in western Xinjiang region,” and calls “for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities.”

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