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

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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.

In an open letter to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress accused China of “Committing genocide, crimes against humanity and torture against the Uighur and other Turkic peoples” in Xinjiang.

“We have so far been greatly disappointed that the International Olympic Committee has not addressed the human rights situation in China since awarding Beijing the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics,” the letter, signed by WUC president Dolkun Isa, said.

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