For Immediate Release
July 8, 2021
Coalition Opposing ‘Genocide Games’ To Host Pro-Freedom Program On National Mall
Event Will Call for 2022 Olympics to be Moved, Boycotted
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 13th, human rights activists, freedom-fighters, legislators, representatives of China’s Captive Nations and national security practitioners will hold a rally to “Stop the 2022 Genocide Games in Beijing” D.C. rally. The effort to prevent the Chinese Communist Party from being rewarded for its genocide of minorities of Uyghur and other ethnicities in western China and myriad crimes against humanity against the people of China more generally is being sponsored by the Genocide Games Coalition led by Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, the Committee on the Present Danger: China, Save the Persecuted Christians, and other national NGOs.
The rally is an advocacy side event to the first annual International Religious Freedom Summit that will be hosted by the IRF Secretariat, former Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback and Katrina Lantos Swett, former chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and daughter of the late Congressman Tom Lantos, from July 13-15 at the Omni Shoreham.
Prominent among the participants in the Stop the Genocide Games Rally will be members of the CCP’s Captive Nations—Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Tibetans, Southern Mongolians, Falun Gong, Chinese Christians, and Hong Kongers—who will bear witness to and speak about the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party, and engage in cultural expression on the part of their respective communities now at risk of utter destruction thanks to decades of brutal Communist oppression and genocide.
The Genocide Games Coalition calls for the Olympics to be moved or boycotted. At GenocideGames.org, you will find a “Leaders & Influencers Letter” signed by 110 dissidents, China experts, civil society leaders, and current and former government officials including Representative Chris Smith, a well-known human rights champion in Congress and honorary co-chair of the International Religious Freedom Summit.
The April 15thletter states in part:
“In 1936, the Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany. Predictably, they proved to be an enormous propaganda windfall for Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich, affording it unwarranted international prestige, legitimacy, influence and credibility. Arguably, these benefits served as a smokescreen for the horrific crimes against humanity that the Nazi regime subsequently unleashed in its genocidal Holocaust against 6 million Jews, and in the course of the world war Hitler precipitated.
“Today, we are confronting another totalitarian regime actively engaging in, among crimes against humanity, another genocide. Yet, as of now, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and its international counterpart are preparing to enable the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to receive and exploit a propaganda bonanza that will make what the Nazis enjoyed pale by comparison. That must not happen.”
An ongoing petition on the site invites members of the public to join the growing chorus of concerned people in the United States and globally who agree that Communist China should not have the honor of hosting the prestigious international Olympic Games while they are committing genocide against ethnic and religious minorities; hindering investigations into the origins of the Covid-19 virus and its spread to the world at large; violating the international treaty governing the autonomy of Hong Kong; and committing a host of other transnational crimes.
WHERE & WHEN:
Noon-3 p.m. ET, Tuesday, July 13 on the far east end of the National Mall at 3rd St. SW between Madison Dr NW and Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, D.C.
The Genocide Games Coalition: Women’s Rights Without Frontiers; the Committee on the Present Danger: China; Save the Persecuted Christians; the Captive Nations Coalition; and many others
FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE COALITION COORDINATORS:
- Dede Laugesen, executive secretary, Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) and executive director of Save the Persecuted Christians, [email protected]
- Se Hoon Kim, director, Captive Nations Coalition of the CPDC, [email protected]
- Reggie Littlejohn, president, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, [email protected]
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China for a joint hearing, China, Genocide and the Olympics. And, Stolen & Silenced: The CCP’s Genocide of the Uyghurs.
To interview representatives of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, contact [email protected], Deborah Hamilton, 610.584.1096, Ext 102.
To interview Reggie Littlejohn, contact [email protected], 310.592.5722.