Natan Sharansky, Bernard-Henri Levy sign ad urging protest of Olympics over persecution of Uyghurs




On Saturday, a full-page advertisement appeared in the New York Times that urged athletes and business sponsors not to support the Winter Olympics and protest China’s persecution of the Uyghurs, Forward reports.


“We urge the athletes and the sponsoring corporations to walk away from these games unless Beijing takes steps to reunite Uyghur families. And we urge the world’s citizens to embrace the cause of this persecuted population,” the ad said.


The ad was paid for by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and was signed by the French Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, the former Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky, and Eli Wiesel’s son Elisha Wiesel.