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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States called on Wednesday for the release of a Uighur Muslim medical doctor who relatives say was sentenced to 20 years jail in China because of family members’ human rights activism in the United States. In a tweet, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, Robert Destro, said Gulshan Abbas must be released. The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not respond when asked for details of Gulshan Abbas’ status. U.N. experts and advocates say at least a million ethnic Uighurs have been detained at some point in camps in China’s Xinjiang region. China calls the heavily guarded centers educational and vocational institutes, and says all those who attended have “graduated” and gone home.
Persons: Thomas Peter, Gulshan Abbas, Ziba Murat, Rushan Abbas, Rishat Abbas, ” Rushan, Robert Destro, , , Gulshan Abbas ’, James McGovern Organizations: WASHINGTON, REUTERS, U.S, Congressional, Commission, CCP, Chinese Communist Party, Embassy, Democratic Locations: United States, China, Yining, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, U.S, Washington, Uighurs, China’s Xinjiang
REUTERS/Thomas PeterSHANGHAI (Reuters) - The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the U.S. White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could further infuriate Beijing, which has accused the United States of trying to destabilise the region. Lobsan Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), was invited to the White House to meet the newly appointed U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Robert Destro, on Friday, the CTA said in a press release. Tibet has become one of the areas of dispute between the United States and China, with relations between the world’s two biggest economies at their lowest point in decades. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Beijing in July of violating Tibetan human rights and said Washington supported “meaningful autonomy” for the region. Beijing officials have since accused the United States of using Tibet to try to promote “splittism” in China.
Persons: Thomas Peter SHANGHAI, Sangay, Robert Destro, , Mike Pompeo, Destro, Xi Jinping Organizations: Tibet Autonomous, REUTERS, . White, Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetan, CTA, U.S, Beijing, Washington Locations: Lhasa, Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, Beijing, United States, India’s Dharamshalah, China . China
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