Britain’s largest Muslim group on Thursday called on everyone involved in the Beijing Winter Olympics to raise awareness about the plight of the Uyghur people.
About three million Uyghurs have been forcibly detained at internment camps and subjected to torture, rape, mass sterilization, and forced labour, the Muslim Council of Britain said.
They also have been forced to renounce their Muslim beliefs and practices, the group added.
Many athletes have refused to take part in the Olympics to show solidarity with the Uyghurs.
Council President Zara Mohammed described the international multi-sports event as “Genocide Games.”
She called China’s documented treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang “crimes against humanity.”
Rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, accuse China of oppressing 12 million Uyghurs, who are mostly Muslims.