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Free Tibet groups urge IOC to drop Beijing 2022 Olympics bid

Mar 20, 2015    

A coalition of Free Tibet groups urged the International Olympic Committee on Thursday to drop a bid from Beijing for the 2022 winter Games over its human rights record in the region.A group of 175 organizations will be handing in a report to the IOC later in the day on what it claims is a deterioration of the human rights situation after the Chinese capital hosted the 2008 summer Games.Supporters of autonomy for Tibet, a remote Himalayan region ruled by the China since its troops marched in 1950, say human rights had not improved as was expected while repression increased."The old saying...

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