Many leaked videos on social media show President Xi Jinping's enforcers in white medical-isolation gowns beating people up, taking them away, or welding doors and shutting entryways with metal bars.
Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sissi was one of at least four heads of state who met Xi after attending the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, seeking closer ties with China.
The selection of Dinigeer Yilamujiang for the supreme honor of being a final Olympic torchbearer at the ceremony that opened the Winter Games in Beijing on the night of Feb 4 was a huge surprise.
Olympic organizers have a long history with authoritarian rulers, from Adolf Hitler in the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin to Vladimir Putin and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
East Turkistan Government-in-Exile urges ICC to launch investigation into China's human rights abuses
The ETGE in unison with several NGOs and the victims from East Turkistan also urged Turkey to recognize the genocide in East Turkistan.
It was China's bad luck to land the Winter Games in what turned out to be the time of COVID. But the hosts turned those Olympic ideals on their heads any number of times since.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said U.S. athletes will continue to compete and will “have our full support,” but added, “we will not be contributing to the fanfare of the games.”
Human rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others have been demanding individual countries and broadcasters boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
An open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others said the broadcasters risk "being complicit" in "worsening human rights abuses" in China.