Australian human rights group rally calling for boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics


The Beijing Winter Olympics will kick off on the night of February 4th in a wave of international boycotts, with many Australian human rights groups participating to condemn the continued human rights violations of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Human rights activists from Hong Kong, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tibet, Taiwan and mainland China held a rally on Friday at Martin Place in Sydney to warn of human rights atrocities committed by the CCP administration.

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The signboard installed at the meeting place says “Boycott Beijing 2022” and “I don’t see it.” (Li Rui / The Epoch Times)

“The Chinese Communist Party’s administration has slaughtered 80 million innocent civilians and crimes against humanity continue,” said the Chinese Communist Party Victims Alliance (ANZAC) in Australia and New Zealand. announcement For a rally.

“The hosting of the Olympics is a political act by the Chinese Communist Party’s government to whiten and conceal its vicious crimes. It is the shameless distortion and blasphemy of the Olympics, which symbolizes peace, harmony and unity.”

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Australian human rights groups gathered at Martin Place in Sydney on February 4, 2022, condemning the CCP’s monopoly politics and calling for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The photo shows Uighur human rights activists attending the rally. (Li Rui / The Epoch Times)

At the rally, Dr. Feng Chongyi, ANZAC Chairman and Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), said China’s current communist regime embodies the exact opposite of Olympic values. ..

“This administration has done everything against the spirit of the Olympics,” he said. “Since its establishment in 1949, this administration has killed more than 8 million innocent civilians.”

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Dr. Feng Chongyi, President of ANZAC, will speak at the rally. (Li Rui / The Epoch Times)

Meanwhile, Uighur human rights activist Arslan Hidayat of Australia said there are significant similarities between the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

“The Beijing Olympics, like the Nazis, are being held by the administrations guilty of genocide, ethnic cleansing and systematic genocide,” he said, and the Berlin Olympics justified the Hitler administration, 600. He added that he contributed to the massacre of all Jews. , This is an absolute shame.

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Australian Uighur human rights activist Arslan Hidayat will speak at the rally. (Li Rui / The Epoch Times)

“In fact, the only difference between the two is that the Berlin match is played in the summer, while the Beijing match is played in the winter.”

Hidayat’s comments were repeated by Kynzom Dhongdue, a candidate for the Drew Pavlou Democratic Alliance Party running for the Federal Senate.

Dondu told the Epoch Times that the 2022 Beijing Olympics were held against the backdrop of the communist mass slaughter.

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It depicts Kinzom Dondu (left), a candidate for the Democratic Union Party of Drew Pablo, who is running for federal senator. (Li Rui / The Epoch Times)

“In 2008, the International Olympic Committee wanted the Olympics and the international attention it brought to improve human rights, but here it is 2022,” said Dhongdue. “The situation in Tibet, the situation facing Falun Gong practitioners, and human rights activists in China are getting worse.”

Dhongdue said he felt failed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which was sought by human rights groups to defend the rights of China’s persecuted communities.

“The International Olympic Committee has made us fail. They are not listening to us … What the International Olympic Committee did by advancing the Olympics really justified and to the Chinese Communist Party. I’m taking medication, “she said.

“So we’re here to stand up and say, don’t watch the genocide match.”

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Many Australian human rights groups gathered at Martin Place in Sydney on February 4, 2022 to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics. (Li Rui / The Epoch Times)

On February 3, more than 70 legislators of the Japan Parliamentary Alliance (IPAC) signed a joint statement on the opening of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

“We should not allow the game to distract from the persecution of Tibetans, Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, and other ethnic and religious minorities. Also, the Chinese government has dismantled the Hong Kong lifestyle. , Threaten Taiwan and force Tibetan, so don’t keep silent. Through trade in Australia and other countries. ” statement Said.

“We would like to thank all government ministers and diplomats for responding to the call to decline the invitation to the convention, but these actions have not progressed sufficiently. Democracies have told the Chinese government. Specific measures must be taken to take responsibility for the violation. “

Also published Human Rights Watch statement On January 27, 243 global groups called for action to be taken against human rights abuses by the CCP.

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Human rights groups in Australia gathered at Martin Place in Sydney on February 4, 2022 to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics. The photo shows the banner and sign of the rally. (Li Rui / The Epoch Times)

Since the CCP administration secured the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in 2015, non-governmental organizations and the press have been involved in the arbitrary detention, torture and forced labor of millions of Uighur people. We have recorded a number of serious human rights violations by the Bureau. Serious damage to Hong Kong’s independent media, democratic institutions and the rule of law. Arbitrary detention, torture, concentration camps of missing human rights defenders, and other ill-treatment.

Epoch Times Sydney Staff

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