ATHENS, 19 October — Just hours before the Olympic Torch handover at the Acropolis, rights groups – International Tibet Network, World Uyghur Congress, and Students for a Free Tibet – held an in-person and live-streamed press conference in Athens, Greece.  Activists Pema Doma (Students for a Free Tibet), Zumretay Arkin (World Uyghur Congress), and Mandie McKeown (International Tibet Network) briefed at least 20 international media outlets. Following the briefing two Tibetans present at the conference were detained by Greek police.
Tibetans, Uyghurs, and Hong Kongers call out the International Olympic Committee’s deep failure as the Olympic Torch, a symbol of peace and hope, is handed to Beijing 2022
WHAT: Ahead of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Torch’s departure from Greece to China, Tibetan, Uyghur, Hong Kong, and human rights expert representatives will hold a press conference overlooking the Acropolis in Athens.
On the 1st of October, on the occasion of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates this as a day signifying more than 70 years of oppression. For the Uyghur people in East Turkistan, for Tibetans, Southern Mongolians, and others as well, the establishment of the PRC set the stage for the gradual erosion of their rights and freedoms. To commemorate these events and to demand an end to China’s atrocious human rights crimes, the WUC is (co-)organizing protests in various cities in Europe (more details below).
A U.S.-backed Uyghur photo exhibit of dozens of people who are missing or alleged to be held in Chinese-run camps in Xinjiang, China opened in Switzerland on Thursday amid high tensions over human rights between Beijing and Washington.
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is partnering with U.S. Missions and Embassies in Geneva, Brussels, and Berlin to organize exhibitions highlighting the atrocities, abuses, and human rights violations committed by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Turkic people in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Uyghur Region), with a particular focus on internment camps, gender-based violence, forced labor, and family separation.
This exhibitions are open to the public and free of charge and visitors are expected to respect existing COVID-19 protocols in each of the cities.
Uyghur Voices will be on display in Geneva September 16-18 from 09:00-18:00 at Place des Nations. Further information regarding the Brussels and Berlin exhibitions will be forthcoming.
NBC, BBC, CBC, Sky, Discovery, and Eurosport among over 20 Broadcasters targeted by more than 200 Campaign Groups
Today in a public letter , a coalition of over 200 Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hong Kong, Taiwanese, Chinese Democracy and human rights campaign groups called on 26 Olympic broadcasters – including NBC, BBC, CBC, Sky, and Discovery – to “immediately cancel your broadcasting deals” to screen the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics or face a serious risk of being complicit in China’s plan to ‘sport wash’  their severe and worsening human rights abuses.
Members of Parliament in the UK are set to vote on a motion on Thursday, July 15th, that would call for the Government to decline invitations for its representatives to attend the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The motion was proposed by Tim Loughton, a Conservative MP, but has strong cross-party support. The vote follows parliament’s unanimous passing of a motion in April that declared that China’s actions in East Turkestan amount to genocide.
International Olympic Day: Pressure Mounts to Boycott Beijing 2022 – ‘The Genocide Games’ – As Global Rights Groups Unite in Protests around the World
Governments, Olympic Committees and Sponsors All Targeted to Ditch Support for Beijing 2022; China’s Uyghur Genocide Cited as a ‘Red Line’
[23 June 2021] On International Olympic Day  campaigners representing Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hongkonger, Taiwanese, and Chinese people will unite around the globe in over 60 global cities  calling on world leaders, National Olympic Committees, Olympic Sponsors and all people of conscience to boycott Beijing 2022, ‘The Genocide Games.’