Boycott the 20/22 Olympics for the two Michaels

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Boycott the 20/22 Olympics for the two Michaels

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Concerned Canadians started this petition to Government of Canada

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor (the "two Michaels") were arrested and imprisoned by China in December, 2018 as hostages in the ongoing dispute over Canada's arrest of Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou on an extradition warrant from the U.S.  They have been held in harsh prison conditions in China ever since including lengthy periods without Canadian consular access, constant interrogations and sleep deprivation.

The Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place in China between February 4 and 22, 2022.  Canada is a major winter Olympic power and should not participate in the Chinese winter Olympics if the two Michaels are still in prison there.  Canada should also be encouraging its allies around the world to support it by boycotting the games too.

Thus far, the Government of Canada has refused to call for a boycott, leaving it instead to the Canadian Olympic Committee that, for obvious reasons, does not support a boycott.

The image of the Canadian Olympic team marching into the Beijing stadium under the Canadian flag while the two Michaels remain in  prison is unthinkable.

We call on the Government of Canada to withhold participation in the Chinese Winter Olympics until and if the two Michaels are free.

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