US sanctions Myanmar and China over technology-enabled human rights abuse – JURIST – Information

The US Division of the Treasury Friday sanctioned 15 individuals and 10 entities underneath new govt orders in a transfer denouncing human rights abuses. The Division additionally restricted investments in a Chinese language firm that makes use of surveillance know-how.

Leaders of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area of China (XUAR) have been sanctioned due to alleged human rights abuses. The Treasury Division expressed specific concern over the XUAR’s use of synthetic intelligence to file biometric knowledge about “hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs within the Xinjiang area.” Such knowledge is used to tell choices about who’s detained primarily based on perceived

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