Cultural Genocide of Uyghurs

IOC urged by exiled Uyghurs to not hold 2022 Winter Olympics in China
IOC urged by exiled Uyghurs to not hold 2022 Winter Olympics in China
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World Uyghur Congress has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the matter of the evident crimes against humanity committed by China against the ethnic Uyghurs. They urge the IOC to reconsider holding the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

In a statement, the IOC said that China assured "that the principles of the Olympic Charter will be respected in the context of the Games" and that the IOC "must remain neutral on all global political issues".

China alleged the World Uyghur Congress to be affiliated with "terrorist organisations" in response to their demand.

Politics • Asian • China
China forces Uyghurs to have less children through mandatory birth control, abortions and other measures
Uighur women in Kashgar
Uighur women in Kashgar Credit: mikepryan (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

In order to reduce the number of Chinas Muslim population, the Chinese government is reportedly forcing women of the minority onto birth control and to do regular pregnancy checks.

According to Associated Press women are also forced to abort pregnancies, to take birth control as well as forcing them to get sterilised. The failure to comply with these measures is the main reason why people of the minorities are sent to detention camps.