Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act passed unanimously by the House

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, also known as H.R. 6256, passed by voice vote on Tuesday evening after Republicans and Democrats agreed on a revised version of legislation that stripped out differences between the Senate and the House, volgens Reuters.

Ethnic Uighur demonstrators take part in a protest against China, in Istanbul, Turkye, Oktober 1, 2021. REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya

Ethnic Uighur demonstrators take part in a protest against China, in Istanbul, Turkye, Oktober 1, 2021. REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya (REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya)

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The bill will now head to the Senate, and President Biden has already expressed his support.

The President welcomes the agreement by Congress on the bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act,” the White House said in a verklaring Dinsdag. “We agree with Congress that action can and must be taken to hold the People’s Republic of China accountable for genocide and human rights abuses and to address forced labor in Xinjiang.

Wu Huan speaks during an interview in a safe house in the Ukraine on Wednesday, Junie 30, 2021. Wu claims that she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run "black site" in Dubai along with at least two Uighurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a secret detention facility beyond its borders. . (AP-foto)

Wu Huan speaks during an interview in a safe house in the Ukraine on Wednesday, Junie 30, 2021. Wu claims that she was held for eight days at a Chinese-runblack sitein Dubai along with at least two Uighurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a secret detention facility beyond its borders. . (AP-foto)

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