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The British Parliament calls for a boycott of the Olympic Games in Beijing

1595889444 0 107 3071 1834 1920x0 80 0 0 355f4ce889a815710768a61b2ea714fc copyMembers of the British Parliament are calling on other countries to boycott the Olympics, which are to be held in Beijing in February 2022.

According to the document adopted by the parliamentarians, international sports games should not be held in a country " whose government is not without reason accused of committing mass violent crimes."

It is also noted that representatives of the United Kingdom should refrain from traveling to the Olympic Games if the Chinese authorities "do not put an end to the outrages" in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. This is how the PRC is credited with organizing mass repressions.

According to the deputy head of the British Foreign Office for Asian Affairs, Nigel Adams, the government regularly raises the topic of human rights in China, but a final decision on whether a delegation of the Cabinet of Ministers will visit the Games in China has not yet been made.

Beijing consistently and categorically opposes the politicization of sports by individual countries and organizations that, under the slogan of protecting human rights, are trying to disrupt major competitions and interfere in the internal affairs of other states.

It should be noted that the law adopted by the British parliamentarians does not legally oblige the British Cabinet to anything.

Earlier, politicians from the United States, Canada, Norway, as well as representatives of almost 200 human rights organizations from different countries made calls to boycott the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.