Human rights groups are pleading with international television networks including U.S. giant NBC and the UK’s BBC to ignore next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics which are already being dubbed the “genocide games” by protesters.
The call comes after reciprocal warnings from China that any country or business organization that directly boycotts the event can expect “serious sanctions.”
The Associated Press reports the plea for a media blackout is contained in an open letter from rights groups representing persecuted minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others.
The letter, obtained by AP, was sent Tuesday to NBC Universal chief executive officer Jeff Shell and other international broadcast executives warning they risk “being complicit” in the “worsening human rights abuses” in China.
Even countries that choose to participate are being challenged, as Breitbart News reported, with the U.S. already being urged to have nothing to do with the brutal regime in