China uses sport to legitimize human rights violations: Tibetan activist
Update: May 24, 2022 10:19 a.m. STI
beijing [China]May 24 (ANI): At a rally at the Human Rights Foundation’s Oslo Freedom Forum in New York, a Tibetan activist said China is using sport to legitimize its “human rights violations”. of man and his false promises”.
Tibetan activist Chemi Lhamo, during a speech at the event titled “Sports wash – From the Beijing Genocide Games to Qatar’s FIFA World Cup Migrant Workers’ Crisis”, pointed out that China has used the Olympics to summer of 2008 and the Winter Olympics of 2022 to improve its image among the world.
The activist pointed out that despite China’s human rights violations, the country is “currently in a position not only to prove and convince its adversaries around the world, but also for its own Chinese citizens abroad. inside and outside China that it is a great country and that China has used it to its fullest advantage in two Olympic Games in 2008 and 2022”.
Speaking at the Forum, he said China uses sports as an opportunity and a tool to improve the country’s image and self-esteem.
It comes as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, is set to tackle crimes against humanity and gross human rights violations when her team visits this week in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Several human rights groups have repeatedly called on the Chinese authorities to allow independent UN human rights experts and other human rights monitors access to Xinjiang – a request that is finally granted with this brief visit by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). ).
“China is also cracking down on wiping out the identity of Tibetan culture. Attacks on religious practices such as the demolition of Buddha and Padmasambhava statues, absurd claims of selecting the next Dalia Lama, and bans on sharing videos of demolition are recent examples of the violation of human rights,” Lhamo said.
The roundtable took place at the Lille Sal in Oslo. It included talks titled “Defending Defenders: The Right to Protect the Environment by Fighting Transnational Repression against Journalists”, “The True Story of China’s Uyghur Genocide: A Conversation with Nury Turkel” and “Garry Kasparov Sportswashing: Beijing genocide”. Games at the FIFA World Cup migrant worker crisis in Qatar.”
The Oslo Freedom Forum is a series of global conferences produced by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), which brings together the world’s most committed human rights defenders, journalists, artists, tech entrepreneurs and global leaders to share their stories and think of ways to expand freedom. and unleash human potential across the globe.
The Oslo Freedom Forum seeks to expose the abuses of authoritarian regimes, inspire action through the exchange of ideas, and raise human rights to the top of the global agenda.
is a global gathering of activists united to oppose tyranny. (ANI)