torsdag 20. januar 2022

Mike Gallagher Pushes Sanctions Against Olympic Organizers With Peng Shuai Bill

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) has introduced legislation that could see the United States punish senior members of the world's Olympic governing body over their of a high-profile rape allegation by Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. Contents of the Free Peng Shuai Act seen by Newsweek could have direct implications for International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, who was scheduled to meet Peng in person this January ahead of the Beijing Winter Games, which open in 16 days.

Bach and other IOC officials would be subject to sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Actif found to have abetted the Chinese government's attempt to suppress Peng's claim against Zhang Gaoli, 75, the former vice premier whose name is now tied to the country's most prominent #MeToo case to date.