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Rights Groups Criticize Both 2022 Winter Olympic Bids

Watchdog groups criticized the human rights records of China and Kazakhstan on Thursday, just over a week before the IOC decides on whether to award the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing or Almaty. Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the IOC, which will vote in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 31, should ensure that the host city “fully respect” human rights commitments in both preparing for and hosting the Winter Games. “Whether China or Kazakhstan wins the honor... the IOC will...

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