Beijing 2022: Boycott is the Only Option

Medium. 8 April 2021

Below is an article published by Medium. Photo:ANI News.

A movement calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics is gaining momentum. State Department officials have recently denied reports that the U.S. is coordinating with allies to boycott the event, but one thing is certain — this news will be very concerning to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). That the IOC was already worried about a full-blown boycott was clear to us after a meeting we had last month with senior IOC staff, where they made numerous arguments against the launch of a campaign to boycott the upcoming Winter Games.

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We Must Protect Survivors And Witnesses Of Mass Atrocities From Intimidation And Harassment

Forbes. 24 March 2021

Below is an article published by Forbes. Photo AFP.

On March 24, the U.N. marks the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. It is a day designated to honor the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations and promote the importance of the right to truth and justice.

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Uighur exiles urge Blinken to demand China close Xinjiang camps

Reuters. 18 March 2021

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The largest group representing exiled ethnic Uighurs has written to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to demand that Beijing close its internment camps in the Xinjiang region in talks on Thursday.

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Stopping Beijing 2022 Olympic Games: It Is Not Impossible

Bitter Winter. 11 March 2021

Below is an article published by Bitter Winter. Photo:Beijing National Stadium, where China hopes to inaugurate the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games should be moved away from China, if the Chinese regime does not prove that it has taken serious steps to improve its abysmal human rights record. This is the call insistently heard from important groups and individuals worried by the state of religious freedom and human rights in the land of Red Dragon.

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China will host the 2022 Winter Olympics while accused of genocide. Should the world boycott?

Yahoo Sports. 26 Feb 2021

Below is an article published by Yahoo Sports. Photo:Ashwini Bhatia.

In October, after decades of dismissal, and amid crescendoing opposition to the “Genocide Games,” the International Olympic Committee finally sat down and listened. Sixteen months before Beijing 2022, officials opened their ears. And they heard voices that represented the oppressed. Voices that spoke for millions unheard. Voices of Uyghurs; Hong Kongers; Tibetans; democratically-inclined Chinese. Victims of Beijing’s authoritarianism.

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WUC Awards Camp Survivors

On February 13, the World Uyghur Congress hosted a Virtual Meeting to highlight the courage of all the camp survivors. These brave Uyghurs and Kazakhs who witnessed first hand the genocidal crimes of the Chinese Communist Party shared their testimonies with the international community and gave a better understanding of the severity of the situation.

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PRESS RELEASE: On the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, WUC Calls for Meaningful Action to End the Uyghur Genocide

Press Release – For immediate release
22 October 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

Photo Credit: Yvette Su

Today, the 24th of October 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN). When the UN Charter came into force in 1945, nations worldwide joined together in taking the commitment to preserve peace and security, and to improve the standard of life of a global human community. Despite these commitments, the UN continues to face significant challenges to its founding principles. In particular, the crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uyghur people by the Chinese government cast a dark shadow over what is supposed to be a historic day. On the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) reiterates its calls on the UN and its Member States to meaningfully address the Uyghur crisis and hold the Chinese government accountable for its crimes.

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#VoteNoChina: 70 Uyghur organizations call on governments to vote against China’s election to UN human rights body

Press Release– For immediate release
7 October 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

Photo Credit: Yette Su

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), along with 68 Uyghur organizations from 18 countries, we call on UN Member States to vote against China’s renewed membership on the Human Rights Council, given its ongoing and systematic human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs.

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