By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

China sanctions Belgian politician for Uyghur genocide resolution

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the designation of Samuel Cogolati, Member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, for “maliciously [spreading] lies and misinformation” and undermining China’s “sovereignty and interests”. Mr Cologati authored a resolution calling for the Belgian government to “recognise the crime of genocide perpetrated by the Government of China against the Uyghurs”, which was approved …


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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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