PRESS RELEASE: PRESS CONFERENCE IN ATHENS AS THE OLYMPIC TORCH IS BEING HANDED TO BEIJING

Press Release- For immediate release
18 October, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

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.

Pressure has been building on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics due to China’s serious human rights abuses including the horror of the Uyghur genocide, the brutal occupation of Tibet, and the extreme crackdown on freedom in Hong Kong and across all territories under Chinese Communist Party rule.

WHEN: Tuesday, 19 October

8:00am – 8:45am Athens: Press Conference

8:45am – 9:15am Athens: Press Q & A

9:15am – 10:00am Athens: Press conference speakers and NGOs available for additional interviews on rooftop

WHERE: Titania Hotel, Panepistimiou 52, Athina 106 78

*The press conference will also be live-streamed on YouTube. You MUST register to join the press conference virtually or in-person. Refreshments will be served at the in-person press conference.

WHO: Students for a Free Tibet, World Uyghur Congress, Tibetan Youth Association in Europe, Free Tibet, and International Tibet Network

REGISTER: https://sfthq.cc/PressConference

Contact:

Pema Doma | SFT | [email protected] | +1617-792-3606

Mandie McKeown | International Tibet Network | [email protected] | +44 7748 158618