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Canadian Joint Statement calling for IOC to move
the 2022 Winter Olympics to a free country

  To become a signatory, please click here   

Signatories before official launch of the joint statement
(in alphabetical order)

  (A) Canadian Citizens & Residents 


Aassem Abdul-Aziz, UBC Muslim Students Association

Abdulrezzak Muhammed, Director, Darman Foundation 

Adnan Bhat, Bridging Gaps Foundation BC 

Ai-Men Lau, Advisor, Alliance Canada Hong Kong 

Aliya Khan, Professor of Clinical Medicine, McMaster University 

Alan White, Security Analyst, Hong Kong Global Connect 

Amy Shy, Manager, Blend 

Andrew Apack, President, Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada 

Andrew P. W. Bennett, Director, Cardus Religious Freedom Institute 

Andrew Chen, Software Engineer 

Andrew Joseph Wagner, Blockchain Expert, Hong Kong Defense Initiative 

Ari Chow, Health Scientist 

Ben Chong, Health Officer and Civil Servant 

Brad West, Mayor of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia 

Brett Byers, Communications Manager, Macdonald-Laurier Institute 

Caara Yeung, Graduate Student 

Cal Mak, Photographer

Carolyn Laws, Member, Canadian Committee, End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) 

Carmel Tanaka, Genocide Prevention BC 

Cecilia Hui, Designer 

Cecilia Ngai, Office Clerk 

Charles Burton, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute 

Chemi Lhamo, Activist 

Cherie Wong, Executive Director, Alliance Canada Hong Kong 

Cherri Ho, Doctor of Education, MPhil 

Cheryl McClellan, Canadian Non-profit Executive 

Cindy Leung, Independent Music Teacher 

Conita Y. Chan, CPA, CGA, Retired CRA Tax Auditor; Member of Friends of Hong Kong Calgary, 

New Hong Kong Cultural Club & Movement for Democracy in China Calgary 

The Hon. Consiglio Di Nino, former Senator 

David Chen, Financial Planner 

David N Fisman, MD MPH FRCP(C), Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, 

University of Toronto 

The Hon. David Kilgour, AUTHOR, Columnist, Speaker, Human Rights Advocate, 

former Cabinet Minister

David Roytenberg, Computer Consultant and Writer

Dean Baxendale, CEO, China Democracy Foundation and Optimum Publishing International 

Dick Chan, Former Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board 

Doris Liu, Director/Producer of In the Name of Confucius documentary 

Eddy Ng, Production Worker 

Edward Chung, President, Formosan Association for Public Affairs, Canada (FAPA Canada) 

Elizabeth McLoughlin, Architect 

Elman Chow, Investment Properties Manager 

Emily Chan, Educator 

Eric Casarotto, School Administrator, St. Lazare, Quebec 

Fatima Benhatta, Human Concern International 

Fenella Sung, Committee Member, CGSB 

Francine Phillips-Sheldon, Placement Coordinator


Fred Litwin, President, Free Thinking Film Society of Ottawa 

Grace Mak, Retired teacher 

Haley Sengsavanh, Journalist 

Hasan Ubul, President of Uyghur Mosque 

Iltaf Sahib, BC Muslim Association 

Iman M'Hiri, Executive Director 

Inky Mark, former MP and former Mayor of Dauphin 

The Hon. Irwin Cotler, Chair, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, 

former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 

Ivy Li, former Design Professor at Sheridan College and Human Rights Activist

Ina Mitchell, Documentary Journalist

Jack Hui, Retired Restaurateur 

Jacqueline Wong, Retired Entrepreneur, Senior Citizen 

Jan Wong, Retired Associate Professor, Journalism; former Beijing Correspondent, The Globe and Mail 

Janissa Wagner, Retired Canadian Embassy Administrator, MENSA Canada


John Kennedy, Founder, 

Johnny Wong, Computer Engineer 

Jonathan Tam, Driver 

Jordan Stuffco, President of the Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association of Alberta 

Judy Rudin, President, CDDC Strategic Communications 

Karry Chow, Retired Businessman 

Kayum Masimov, Project Manager, Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project

Keith Maxwell, OMM, CD, Colonel (Retired) Royal Canadian Air Force

Kofi Achampog, Lawyer 

Kretzmar Philip, Retired Lawyer and Faith Advocate 

Louis Huang, Vancouver Society of Freedom, Democracy & Human Rights for China 

Mabel Tung, Retired Nurse 

Mahwish Yousaf, Global Peace Society 

Maninder Gill, Friends of Canada India 

Manny Lin, Freelancer and Political Commentator 

Marcus Kolga, President, Central and Eastern European Council in Canada 

Marielle Bethoux, Salesperson 

Massil Remidi, Student 

Maureen McWilliams, PhD, Private Practitioner 

Mehmet Tohti, Executive Director, Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project 

Michelle Chui, MHSc, R.SLP, S-LP (C), Speech-Language Pathologist 

Michael Murtha, Retired Civil Servant

Moshe Appel, Health Insurance Administrator

Mukerrem Qurban, Director of Edmonton Uyghur association 

Natalie Hui, Convenor, Canadian Friends of Hong Kong 

Nebijan Elqut, IT professional 

Norman Shulman, PhD. Retired Software Engineer 

Nurly Rozi, President, Vancouver Uyghur Association


Obul Hasan, Chief Imam of Toronto Uyghur Mosque 

Patricia Murtha, Retired Homemaker 

Paul Lai, Retired Businessman 

Paul T.P. Wong, Professor Emeritus of Trent University, 

President of the International Network on Personal Meaning 

Peter Goodspeed, Retired Journalist


Pun York Tong, Retired Teacher, Chair of Movement for Democracy in China (Calgary) 

Quentin Dufranne, Journalism Student 

Raziya Mahmut, Scientist 

Regina Chan, Retired Nurse 

Remutula Aziguli, Administration Assistant 

Rena Nuri, Translator 

Ricker Choi, Financial Risk Management Consultant 

Rohana Rezel, Housing Advocate 

Ronald T. Cenfetelli, PhD. Professor 

Saniya Talat, Sales 

Sarah Rana, Human Rights Activist 

Sarah Teich, International Human Rights Lawyer, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute 

Shamshinur Abdureshit, President, Uyghur Heritage Society 

Sherap Therchin, Executive Director of Canada Tibet Committee 

Shuvaloy Majumdar, Program Director & Munk Senior Fellow for Foreign Policy, Macdonald-Laurier Institute 

Stuart Russell, Canadian Lawyer, Australian Law Professor and Administrative Judge (Retired) 

Taha Ghayyur, Executive Director 

Tommy Tao, Retired Lawyer 

Tuyghun Abduweli, President of East Turkistan Association of Canada 

Winnie Ng, PhD. Immediate Past Chair, Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, 

Ryerson University 

Youdon Tsamotshang, Chair, Board of Director, Students for a Free Tibet Canada 

Y-S Columbus Leo, IT Analyst and Taiwanese-Canadian Democracy Activist 

Yvonne Christiansen, Retired Teacher 


(B) Canadian Organizations 

Action Free Hong Kong Montreal 

Alliance Canada Hong Kong 

BC Muslim Association 

Bridging Gaps Foundation BC 

Canada Chushi Gangdruk 

Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario 

Cardus Religious Freedom Institute


Central and Eastern European Council in Canada


East Turkistan Association of Canada


Friends of Canada India 

Formosan Association for Public Affairs, Canada (FAPA Canada)


Genocide Prevention BC 

Global Peace Society 

Human Concern International 

McMaster Stands With Hong Kong 

Movement for Democracy in China (Calgary)

Ontario Hong Kong Youth Action (OHKYA) 

Optimum Publishing International 

Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of Toronto 

Saskatchewan Stands with Hong Kong 

Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada


Taiwanese Canadian Association of Toronto


Tibetan Women’s Association of Ontario


Toronto Association for Democracy in China (TADC) 

Toronto Uyghur Mosque 

University of British Columbia Muslim Students Association (UBC MSA) 

University of Waterloo Lion Rock Spirit

Uyghur Heritage Society 

Uyghur refugee relief fund 

Vancouverites Concerned About Hong Kong


Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement (VSSDM) 

Vancouver Society of Freedom, Democracy & Human Rights for China 

Vancouver Uyghur Association 

Victoria BC Hong Konger (#Vichk) 

World United Formosans for Independence, Canada Chapter (WUFI CANADA)



(C) International Endorsements 

Allen But, Social Service Practitioner and former H.K Football Association U21 Soccer Coach 

Angela Gui, Historian of Science and Activist

Ann Noonan, Executive Director at Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting


Anne-Marie Brady, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, 

University of Canterbury, Otautahi-Christchurch. Aotearoa-New Zealand


Anders Corr, Ph.D. Publisher, Journal of Political Risk 

Arthur Kharytonov, Lawyer, Liberal Democratic League of Ukraine (President)


Catrina Ko, PhD. Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Global Connect 

Cheng Yen Kai, Taiwan Independent Film Maker

Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Canberra 

Didi Kirsten Tatlow, Senior Non-Resident Fellow, Sinopsis, Prague, Czech Republic; Journalist 

Dimon Liu, Human Rights Activist

Dorian Malovic, Asia Editor, La Croix, France

Elkan Nuri, Product Designer


Ezer Enver, Medical Device Quality Specialist 

Fengsuo Zhou, President of Humanitarian China 

Finn Lau, Founder of Hong Kong Liberty 

Flora Lim, Hong Konger and Housewife, Sweden


Gibson Tse, Hong Konger in UK 

Henry Song, North Korea Human Rights Activist, Kuen Saem


Jade Lynn Turnley, Janitor, Arizona, United States


Jennifer Bichara, Human Rights Activist, United States 

Jerry Huang, Attorney at Law, Taiwan

Jing Zhang, Founder of Women’s Rights in China


Karie Yu, Norwegian Architect 

Laura Harth, Coordinator Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, Italy

Liao Yiwu, Writer and Musician, Berlin 

Luke de Pulford, Coordinator of Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, Director of Arise, 

Co-Founder of Coalition for Genocide Response, Fellow of Hong Kong Watch, 

Adviser of Word Uyghur Congress, Commissioner of Conservative Party Human Rights Commission

Ma Jian, Writer, UK

Maisam Mitalipova, Scientist, Director of Human Stem Cell Laboratory at 

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT 

Michael Ron Bowling, Independent Contractor in Cyber Security


Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, President of Political Science Student Union of 

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 

Nicole Issac, NGO Professional and Nurse, United States 

Paul Mooney, Freelance Journalist 

Philip Citowicki, Former Advisor to Australia’s Foreign Minister and to 

Australia’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom 

Pia Nasman-Hao, Teacher, Finland 

Rahima Mahmut, UK Project Director of the World Uyghur Congress, 

Advisor to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) 

Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women's Rights Without Frontiers 

Rushan Abbas, Executive Director of Campaign For Uyghurs 

Stella Kuoh, Reporter, Switzerland 

Stephen Barru, Retired Editor, United States 

Stephen Ng, PhD. MBE, Community Worker, Chinese Solidarity Campaign, UK


Tenzin Dorjee, PhD Student at Columbia University 

Trine Herold, Freelance Journalist and Photographer




Campaign For Uyghurs 

China Democracy Foundation 

Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) 

Hong Kong Liberty 

Hong Kong Global Connect 

Humanitarian China 

Women's Rights in China 


Signatories after official launch of the joint statement


(in alphabetical order)

(A) Canadians and Residents

A - C

Adil Hashmi, Student

Afsana Patel, Student

Aishani Mehra, Student

Amabel D'Souza, Academia, University of Alberta

Ameera Essabar, Student

Amina Urooj, Student, University of Toronto

Arshan Halalkhour, Student

Arveen Kang, Student

Asia Hashi, Student

Asmaa Rana, Student, WLU

Attila Kovacs, Student of Health Sciences

Bria Kulapragasam, CEO / Founder

Brittany Santos, Photographer

Bruce Annan, Retired

Cara Bergen, Resident Physician

Conal Jarvis, Student

Corina Sirbulescu, Administration

D - L

Dana Disumma, Student

David Major, Student

Dawood Yousaf, Engineering

Elham Siraj, Student

Fahmeda Ah, Gym Teacher

Fiona Tsamny, Student, University of Toronto

Harleen Hundal, Student

Heidi Stephanson, Occupational Therapist

Huma Zaf, Writer

Jakub Husika, Sales

Jessica Prentice, Student

Jodie Edmunds, Artist

Joel Stephanson, Artist

John Kaldor, Project Manager

Khadicha Patel, Early Childhood Educator

Khaled Kekhia, Student, McMaster University

Kyle Monczak, Executive Director

Laiba Maryum, Student

M - O

Maaria Arif, Student

Mahwish Khan, Student

Manisha Mohan, CEA

Maria Mudassir, Full Time Pre-Medical Student

Maria Syed, Student, University of Toronto

Marwa Adam, Student

Maryam Imran, Student

Mayane Attye, Student

Miguel Iglesias, Student

Milica Ivetic, Student

Mohammed Khan, Student

Monisa Rizwan, Student

Muhammed Khalfan, Student, Finances

Nakita Gopal, Student, University of Toronto

Namita Singh, Student

Nana-yaa Owusu, Student

Noman Kakar, Student

Olivia Savona, Student, University of Toronto

P - Z

Philip Kretzmar, Retired

Rabab Al-as, Student, University of Toronto

Romy Clermont, Student

Saaimah Chhalawala, Student

Sakthika Sivanithy, Student

Saleha Ranjha, Student

Sameea Hussain, Student, York University

Samin Kibria, Student

Seema Patel, Student

Shaaf Khan, Nurse

Shaariq Nurani, Ninth Grade Student, Pickering High School

Sharon zhan, Student

Shoaib Qureshi, Insurance broker

Sidrah Rana, Student, University of Toronto

Simarjit Kaur, Student, Martial artist

Sumeya Hassan, Student, University of Toronto

Thomas Hall, Student

Vincent Hui, Software Developer

Yasmin Said, Student

Zubash Akmal, Student, Sheridan College

(B) International Endorsements

Erin Lisa Aulfinger, Student



  To become a signatory, please click here   

The signatory list will be updated continually. Last updated on 12th March, 2021.


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