Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 03/08/2021 07:36 
23.06.2021 16:41 News >> Protests Held In 50 Cities Against Beijing 2022

Protests Held In 50 Cities Against Beijing 2022

Uyghur, Tibetan living abroad call on world leaders to boycott 2022 Winter Olympics over China's treatment of Uyghurs.

Protests were held on Wednesday in more than 50 cities worldwide calling for the boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) said in a statement the protest aimed to mount pressure on world leaders and the National Olympic Committee to boycott the games.
The protests were held in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Rallies and protest will also be held in the US, Canada, Argentina, and Sweden, the rights group said.
"Olympic Day is supposed to be a day to celebrate diversity, peace, friendship and respect, but China, the next Winter Games hosts, carrying out a genocide against Uyghurs and serious crimes against Tibetans, Mongolians, Hong Kongers and others, there is no room for celebration," said Dolkun Isa, a representative of the group.
"Instead, we urge governments, National Olympic Associations, sponsors and athletes to use Olympic Day to commit to not supporting China's heinous human rights abuses and say no to Beijing 2022," Isa added.
A 2018 Human Rights Watch report detailed a Chinese government campaign of "mass arbitrary detention, torture, forced political indoctrination, and mass surveillance of Xinjiang's Muslims."
China has repeatedly denied allegations that it is operating detention camps in its northwestern Xinjiang region, home to the Uyghur community, claiming instead that it is "re-educating" Uyghurs.
Many Uyghurs -- around 1 million to 1.6 million, according to the World Uyghur Congress -- have left China to live abroad.
*Writing by Islamuddin Sajid -



        Latest News
Death Toll In Colombia From COVID-19 Passes 121,000 -2 minutes ago...
Country reports 218 fatalities, 6,636 cases in past 24 hours.
2 Earthquakes Strike Off Coast Of Southwestern Turkey -17 minutes ago...
No damage or casualties reported so far, says disaster agency.
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021 28 minutes ago...
Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkey, other developments.
UN To Name Swedish Diplomat As New Envoy To Yemen -17 minutes ago...
UN Security Council has to approve appointment of Hans Grundberg.
Vaccines Save Lives, COVID Kills: French President -2 minutes ago...
Emmanuel Macron uses social media to engage with young vaccine skeptics.

 
      Top News
2 Earthquakes Strike Off Coast Of Southwestern Turkey 2 Earthquakes Strike Off Coast Of Southwestern Turkey
Firefighters Battling To Contain Wildfires In SW Turkey Firefighters Battling To Contain Wildfires In SW Turkey
Palestinian Amputees Break Barriers In Gaza Palestinian Amputees Break Barriers In Gaza
Egyptian Air Forces Arrive In UAE For Joint Air Exercise Egyptian Air Forces Arrive In UAE For Joint Air Exercise
Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Reads 62.8 In July Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Reads 62.8 In July
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 2, 2021 Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 2, 2021
Turkish National Among Dead In Blast At German Chemical Site Turkish National Among Dead In Blast At German Chemical Site
Emma Mckeon Dominates Olympics Swimming With Record 7 Medals Emma Mckeon Dominates Olympics Swimming With Record 7 Medals
India Takes Over UN Security Council Presidency For August India Takes Over UN Security Council Presidency For August
Tunisia's Ghannouchi Discharged From Hospital After Medical Checks Tunisia's Ghannouchi Discharged From Hospital After Medical Checks