US News Ex-US Secretary of State Pompeo for boycott of the Beijing Winter Games
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© AFP / File UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured February 2020) expressed worry over "the detention of people exercising their legitimate democratic rights" in Belarus The new report of the Secretary General of the United Nations on the Central African Republic has just been made public. He dissects the events since October 12 and takes stock of the pre and post-election period.
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Friday.
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Friday. China's "heinous" activities would make the country an inadequate host, Pompeo said. In his final days as foreign minister under President Donald Trump, Pompeo accused the Chinese government of "genociding" the Uyghurs.
"I hope our athletes get the chance to take part in the Olympics, they deserve it," Pompeo told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt: "But in the end we can't allow American athletes to travel to Beijing and the Reward the Chinese Communist Party while doing all of the heinous activities. "
"My crime was me, the punishment was therefore endless": the daughter of Amos Oz denounces the violence of the writer
© MARC TIRL / DPA / AFP The Israeli writer and poet died in 2018 , at the age of seventy-nine. Galia Oz's accusations against her father, the Israeli writer, poet and peace activist Amos Oz, tear the family clan apart. She herself is a children's author, now fifty-six years old, reports in a book, Something Disguised As Love ( Something Disguised As Love ), published on February 21 in Israel, the mistreatment of which she says have been a victim until adulthood.
A coalition of 180 human rights groups called on governments around the world to boycott the Winter Games at the beginning of February. In addition, a group of seven Republican Senators introduced a resolution to withdraw the Beijing Winter Games in the US Senate. The games should therefore "take place in a country that recognizes and respects human rights," it said.
China denies the allegations and describes the camps in Xinjiang province as educational centers. According to human rights organizations, one million Uyghurs are imprisoned in hundreds of detention camps in Xinjiang. There they are forced to give up their Muslim religion, culture and language. There is even talk of forced sterilization and torture.
Poland. Clément Beaune is worried about the "worrying" situation of LGBT rights in this country .
© REUTERS Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs, in July 2020. The French Secretary of State for European Affairs does not was unable to visit a Polish town on Monday that claimed to be "free from any LGBT ideology", but still met gay rights activists in Warsaw.