July 30, 2020

Uighur group calls for China to lose 2022 Games over ‘genocide’

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – An overseas-based Uighur group urged the IOC on Thursday to reconsider holding the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing because of what it says is China’s “genocide” of the Uighur population.China’s ruling Communist Party is under growing international pressure over the fate of minorities in its northwestern region of Xinjiang.More than one million ethnic Uighurs and other minorities, mostly Muslim Turkic peoples, have been herded into internment camps where they undergo political indoctrination, according to rights groups and experts.China says the camps are “vocational ed…

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