More than 160 human rights associations send petition to the Olympic Committee to prevent the next Olympic Games in Beijing


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Zumretay Arkin, spokeswoman for the World Uighur Congress, along with 160 other human rights groups sent an open letter a month ago to the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, requesting that the upcoming winter Olympics in Beijing be withdrawn from China. A coalition of Tibetan, Uighur, persecuted groups from southern Mongolia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other groups promoting democracy and human rights in China, delivered the letter to Thomas Bach inviting IOC to “Reverse its decision by giving Beijing the honor of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022.” According to The Associated Press , the signatories...