Wealden MP meets Prime Minister over China sanction

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has met with the Prime Minister for discussions after being sanctioned by the Chinese government.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 1:14 pm
Nus Ghani (right) standing with Boris Johnson. SUS-210330-130813001
Nus Ghani (right) standing with Boris Johnson. SUS-210330-130813001

Last week (March 26) Ms Ghani was sanctioned for highlighting alleged human rights violations in Xinjiang.

On Saturday morning (March 27), Ms Ghani was invited to Downing Street for discussions with the Prime Minister who offered his support and shared the following statement on social media: “This morning I spoke with some of those who have been shining a light on the gross human rights violations being perpetrated against Uyghur Muslims.

“I stand firmly with them and the other British citizens sanctioned by China.”

Ms Ghani said, “I am grateful to the Prime Minister for meeting me and some of my sanctioned colleagues for a discussion of the plight of the Uyghur, genocide and sanctions, and for his firm support.

“We will not allow foreign powers to intimidate elected Members of Parliament and undermine our democracy. To sanction democratically elected Members of Parliament for doing their jobs is extraordinary.

“This is a wake up call for all democratic countries that we will not be able to conduct our day-to-day business without China sanctioning us.

“I will not be intimidated or silenced by these sanctions. I will continue to use my freedom to raise the plight of the Uyghur and I will take this sanction as badge of honour.”

A statement from the Chinese Embassy in the UK on March 26 said Ms Ghani had been banned from entering China and doing business with Chinese institutions for “maliciously spreading lies” about alleged human rights abuses of the Uyghurs.

To read about Ms Ghani’s sanction from China click here.