US Lawmaker Condemns China’s CCP Unjust Detentions During Winter Olympics..

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A police officer stands guard inside the closed loop bubble for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics near the main media center at the Olympic Park in Beijing, on Jan. 29, 2022. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) condemned Beijing’s “gross” arrests ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics targeting those who speak against the Chinese regime’s rule, saying such a move “deserves the scorn of every freedom-loving nation.”

“These latest arrests are the latest example of Beijing’s willingness to silence and imprison religious minorities and political dissidents,” Scott said in a statement issued on Feb. 7.

The remark came after police arrested an adherent of the spiritual group Falun Gong three days before the Games started, and a veteran Hong Kong pro-democracy activist hours before the opening ceremony on Feb. 4.

The Republican lawmaker accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of remaining silent, which “makes it complicit in the human rights abuses the Chinese people experience every day at the hand of the Chinese Communist Party [CCP].”

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