ICBU calls on Governments, States and Athletes around the World to Boycott the 2019 Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi

Mar 08 2019
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ICBU calls on Governments, States and Athletes around the World to Boycott the 2019 Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) called on all countries, sports institutions and athletes not to participate in the 2019 Olympic Games in the UAE due to human rights abuses committed by the UAE regime inside and outside the UAE such as racial discrimination, the Yemen war, and the violations of women, foreign workers and journalists rights.

The campaign said the UAE declared the Games as the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities while at the same time recruiting and killing children in Yemen, raping women, torturing, imprisoning and killing opponents.

The campaign said participation in the Special Olympics is an encouragement to the UAE regime to continue to practice human rights abuses, especially children, women and the elderly. The campaign also called on sports organisations, companies and countries to boycott the Games in order to press the UAE to stop its daily crimes against human rights in the UAE, Yemen, Syria and Africa. The campaign said it aims to mobilize international opinion to boycott the UAE economically and stop major international companies from investing in the UAE.

The boycott campaign aims to isolate the UAE economically and politically because of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as the war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights. The UAE is a centre of modern slavery and today it is one of the leading countries in the field of human trafficking. UAE still supports terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East and East African countries.