'Reports of China harassing Uighur Muslims troubling'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. AFP Photo

The United States remains deeply troubled by multiple reports that the Chinese government has "harassed, imprisoned, or arbitrarily detained" family members of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of Xinjiang internment camps who have made their stories public, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

In some cases, such abuses have occurred shortly after the activists met with senior State Department officials, Pompeo said in a statement and reiterated Washington's call on Beijing to release those detained and cease harassment of Uighurs living outside China.

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